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Both of Doug Flutie's parents die on same day

Posted: 11:24 AM, Nov 19, 2015
Updated: 2015-11-19 11:24:07-05
Both of Doug Flutie's parents die on same day
Both of Doug Flutie's parents die on same day
Both of Doug Flutie's parents die on same day

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