Doug Flutie Announces Both Parents Have Died Of Heart Attacks Less Than An Hour Apart
Man, what do you say to this? Just so terrible, all we can do is give our condolences and wish Doug Flutie that his heart may find some peace. The former Boston University and New England Patriots quarterback, who defied expectations to become one of football's biggest stars, announced this on Facebook today. Excerpt:
It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my father, Dick and mother, Joan. My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away.
Flutie is currently an NBCSports color football analyst for Notre Dame games, and is scheduled to work the Notre Dame-Boston College game at Fenway Park on Saturday. According to NBC, Flutie served as the model for the 1980’s throwback uniforms the Eagles will wear for the game.
It is unknown if Flutie will still broadcast the game.
— ESPN (@espn) November 18, 2015
They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives. My parents were always there for their children, from the days my Dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning. The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children. They were incredible parents and Grandparents and my family and I will miss them both. On behalf of me and the entire Flutie family, I would like to thank you all for your well wishes and prayers during this difficult time.
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