Published December 05, 2009
DENVER – Relatives say Tim McKernan, the Denver Broncos fan known for wearing little more than a barrel at games, has died.
McKernan died of lung disease early Friday. He was 69.
He retired from being the Barrel Man after the 2007 Broncos season.
McKernan sold the barrel he wore for Super Bowl XXXII for $30,000. It was autographed by 49 players and was sold to a Black Hawk casino. McKernan gave part of the proceeds to a battered women's shelter.