Being a Cleveland Browns fan is so tough that one person jokingly claimed that they're partially culpable for his death. Paul Stark died on Wednesday following his battle with a brief illness which was "exacerbated by the hopeless condition of the Cleveland Browns," according to his obituary. 

"Paul passed just before the Browns were prepared to turn the corner but had many well-earned blessings," the obituary said. The Browns are currently staring down a winless 2017 campaign with the team set to play their final game of the season on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Last year, the Browns were able to avoid going 0-16 with a 20-17 win over the team formerly known as the San Diego Chargers in the second-to-last game of the season. 

The last time the Browns made the playoffs was in 2002, before being defeated by the Steelers in the AFC Wild Card Game. 

The life of Browns fan is such a heart-wrenching affair that other people don't even find joy in their pain. In fact, it's gotten to the point where football fans want to see the organization succeed for the sake of their fanbase. 

Aside from last year's first overall pick Myles Garrett, who had a somewhat disappointing rookie season with six sacks in 10 games, the Browns unfortunately don't have many bright spots as they look for areas to improve this upcoming offseason. At some point, the Browns will turn it around. Hopefully, that moment arrives before it's not too late for some of their fans.