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Another professional athelete drops dead!

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 08:46 AM
http://www.latimes.com/sports/football/nfl/la-sp-nfldeath22aug22,1,5583531.story?coll=la-headlines-sports-nfl&ctrack=1&cset=true

In recent times, there have been a spout of pro athletes mysteriously dying, while exhibiting no signs of an apparent illness or disease.

Most notably, I recall the death of an African soccer player during a match, and Olympic champion Kenny Bekele's wife. If anyone has any further info/explanations on what happened to these two, or of any other similar instances, please inform me.

Jim Jones
08-22-2005, 12:07 PM
Look they just had a weak heart. Athletes are just more fragile than the normal person. ;)

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 12:27 PM
Look they just had a weak heart. Athletes are just more fragile than the normal person. ;)

ok thanks Jim.

but stand aside, I am the REAL Jim on these boards. :lol:

Angle Queen
08-22-2005, 05:08 PM
The one I remember most was Sergei Grinkov (the male half of an Olympic Champion skating pair). He just collapsed on the ice at a practice session and was dead an hour later. He was 28.

Here's a relatively recent article on what's become of his widow (who I didn't know had remarried...Ilia Kulik...another successful skater).

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/16/cnn25.tan.gordeeva/

its.like.that
08-22-2005, 05:51 PM
The one I remember most was Sergei Grinkov (the male half of an Olympic Champion skating pair). He just collapsed on the ice at a practice session and was dead an hour later. He was 28.

Here's a relatively recent article on what's become of his widow (who I didn't know had remarried...Ilia Kulik...another successful skater).

http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/05/16/cnn25.tan.gordeeva/

thanks queen.

i hadnt heard of this case until now. :sad: