SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – San Antonio philanthropist Charline McCombs has passed away at the age of 91.

She was married to auto magnate Red McCombs for 69 years and the couple led efforts to bring the Spurs to San Antonio.

Coach Gregg Popovich made the announcement in his remarks to reporters before the game Thursday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“Obviously, she was devoted to her family, but she developed relationships with everyone with whom she came in contact with, whether it was players over the years or coaches like myself,” said Popovich.

McCombs was a patron of the arts, and the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was named in her honor.

“One of the joys of her life was to make sure that those who had less were given opportunities to better their lives,” said Popovich.


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