Bills superfan Pancho Billa dies after battle with cancer

Ezra Castro Buffalo Bills superfan known as ‘Pancho Billa,’ dies at 39 following cancer battle

Ezra Castro Buffalo Bills superfan known as ‘Pancho Billa,’ dies at 39 following cancer battle

Pancho Billa, we'll miss you. "We are thankful and forever grateful for all the love and support during this journey".

The Texas native was diagnosed with Metastatic Adenocarcinoma of Biliary-Pancreatic 16 months ago. He continued to fight cancer while winning over the hearts of Bills fans and organization members. Castro died at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.

Castro rose to fame when he announced the Bills' third-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on stage in Arlington, Tx. He again got to announce a pick in the 2019 NFL Draft when Bills general manager called Castro in his hospital bed in Houston so he could phone in Buffalo's No. 9 selection of Ed Oliver.

Kim Pegula, president and CEO of Pegula Sports and Entertainment, and president of both the Bills and Sabres, said in a tweet, "Pancho was a pillar of positive strength and energy for me and all of #BillsMafia". He's been a tremendous inspiration for our team. My heart goes out to his children, friends and family. He was the first Buffalo fan to receive this honor.