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A legendary man that helped the Winnipeg Blue Bombers make an appearance in the 1990 Grey Cup has passed away.

The Winnipeg Blue Bombers confirmed Dave Ritchie's dead on Saturday at the age of 85. A cause of death was not released. Ritchie went 52-41-1 in the regular-season as head coach of the Blue & Gold.

That leaves him fourth overall, only behind Bud Grant, Mike O'Shea, and Cal Murphy. Ritchie was a defensive line and special teams coach for Winnipeg when they came up short against Calgary in the 1990 Grey Cup.

Ritchie won a Grey Cup in 1994 with the B.C. Lions as he was the team's head coach. He left Winnipeg in the 1991 season and returned eight years later. 

Dave was inducted into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 2014 and the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 2022.