David Modell, American businessman, Died at 56


David Modell (born David Orrick McDearmon, Jr. on August 16, 1960, and died on January 13, 2017.

He was an American business executive and sports team owner.

Modell served as President and COO of the National Football League’s Baltimore Ravens.

He was the son of 1960s television actress Patricia Breslin and the late television and movie actor David Orrick McDearmon (1914–1979).

Over the period of his 25-year association with the original Cleveland Browns and the Baltimore Ravens, he worked in the ticket office and in the public relations and marketing divisions.

Modell started working for the Browns’ organization at age 14, in 1975, helping the members of the grounds crew.

During 1969, David’s mother wed Cleveland Browns owner and advertising executive Art Modell.

Soon after, Modell legally adopted him and his brother, John.

He resided in Baltimore with his second wife, Michel, and helped run Modell Ventures.

Modell had four children, from his previous marriage; two daughters, Breslin and Collier, and two sons, David, Jr. and, Arthur.

He also had an older brother, John, who is a music composer/producer and is president of Modular Entertainment, a music, and multimedia production company.

David Modell passed away at 56 years old.