Tom Boisture, a former vice president of player personnel with the New York Giants, died Friday at the age of 79.
The cause of death was myelofibrosis, a form of leukemia.
"Tom was a great talent evaluator and was an important part of our success," Giants president John Mara said in a statement released by the team. "The players he drafted revitalized our franchise. He was also a wonderful person, and we will miss him dearly."
Boisture is survived by his wife, the former Delores Ann Kenney of Detroit, five children –- daughters Susan Ann, Deborah Lynn and Nancy Ann, and sons David and Michael –- 10 grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.
Burial arrangements haven't yet been finalized.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.