Both of quarterback Doug Flutie's parents die on same day of heart attacks

Both of football legend Doug Flutie's parents died Wednesday morning.

Flutie posted a statement to Facebook and Twitter announcing that his father, Dick, had been sick and died of a heart attack in the hospital. His mother, Joan, died of a sudden heart attack less than an hour later.

"They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie wrote.

Flutie, a quarterback, won the Heisman Trophy in 1984, while he played for Boston College. In the NFL, he played for the Rams, Bills, Chargers and Patriots.

His "Hail Mary" touchdown pass in a game between BC and Miami in 1984 is often referred to as "The Pass" and considered to be one of the greatest moments in football history.

 

It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my...

Posted by Doug Flutie on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

 

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