Former Alberta Premier Don Getty has died.
The former Progressive Conservative leader led the province from 1985 to 1992.
Getty helped steer Alberta through an economic slowdown and falling energy prices of the 1980s.Don Getty was born in Quebec in 1933.
A football star in high school and University, Getty headed to Alberta in 1955 to play for the Edmonton Eskimos.
He played for 10 years as a quarterback, winning two Grey Cups.
It was there he met teammate, and fellow former premier, Peter Lougheed.
It was Lougheed who drafted Getty into politics with the Progressive Conservative party.