NFL News: Former Quarterback Doug Flutie’s Parents Both Died Within An Hour

NFL News: Former Quarterback Doug Flutie’s Parents Both Died Within An Hour
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Very rare one gets bereaved twice within an hour. Such a tragedy struck Doug Flutie and his family on Wednesday. His father died of a heart attack on Wednesday morning in a hospital. The same reason took the life of his mother within an hour.


Doug Flutie updated the both the tragic incidents on his page. The quarterback’s parents were married for 56 long years. His father, Dick, died in hospital in the morning, and his mom, Joan, died at home.

“They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it,” Flutie wrote in the post.

Flutie played in 12 NFL seasons. He also starred in the Canadian football team. Fans surely remember Flutie winning the 1984 Heisman Trophy at Boston College with a stunning display.

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Flutie honored his parents in his long post on Facebook. He revealed his father has been ill for quite some time.

“I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives,” 53-year-old Flutie wrote in his post. “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.”