He was 91 years old.
According to his information, Bowden died at his home in Tallahassee (Florida, USA), surrounded by his family. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.
Robert Borden was most famous for his work with the Florida State Seminoles American football team, representing the University of Florida. He was the coach of the team for 34 seasons; together with him, the athletes twice won the national American football competitions (in 1993 and 1999) and also won the Atlantic Coast Conference championships 12 times (Atlantic Coast Conference).
In total, Bowden has won 377 victories in his 40-year career as a coach.