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DENNY SYM, 72 'Dolfan Denny'

Denny Sym, also known as "Dolfan Denny," who cheered on the Miami Dolphins for 34 years as a one-man sideline show, died Friday in Davie, Fla. Mr. Sym had suffered from kidney disease and cancer.

Mr. Sym led Miami crowds in cheers and chants in his glittering orange-and-aqua hat since the Dolphins' first game in 1966.

He started cheering in the stands, but in 1976, then-team owner Joe Robbie asked Mr. Sym to move down to the field as the team's official motivator, at a salary of $50 a game.

Mr. Sym retired in 2000, citing his age and constant heckling by belligerent fans.

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