Dick Trickle was a legend in the NASCAR community, and he was recently found dead a cemetery from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. While he DID leave a note, the contents have not made public — so there's no way of knowing why he did what he did.
His brother, though, believes Dick took his own life because he couldn't
This is just awful news for the world, especially for the NASCAR community who knew him well.
Legendary driver Dick Trickle, who even used to smoke cigarettes while racing because he was so good, has passed away due to an apparent suicide. He DID leave a note at the scene of his death.
Sources say that Dick had been sick for a while and depressed. Authorities in North Carolina say he shot himself at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Lincoln County — and they even received a call before his death saying they would find his dead body there. He was found next to his pickup.
We have word that his body has been removed from the scene and taken to a nearby hospital.
Such a sad day for racing, and our hearts go out to his friends and family.
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Such a sad piece of news we have to share with you all.
The Olympic sailor Andrew Simpson has died, drowning after his America's Cup boat capsized.
He won an Olympic gold medal in sailing in 2008 and a silver at last year's games. This year he absolutely jumped at the chance to win yachting's top prize – the America's Cup.
He drowned when the high-tech catamaran capsized and trapped him under water for more than 10 minutes — and it was only a practice run. Sadly, he has a wife and an infant child.
We offer our condolences, and hope that his friends and family can get through this! Our hearts go out to you all!
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At 54 years old, Brad Lesley had already enjoyed a few years of MLB play and being a part of a bunch of 90s sports movies — but that doesn't make his passing any less sad. 54 is waaaay too young!
His death has stemmed from kidney issues, and according to his ex-wife, he had been living in a nursing home for the past seven months. He had been getting dialysis, but succumbed to kidney failure in the end.
Such a bummer. Who could forget his goatee in Little Big League??
Our hearts go out to his friends and family.
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Pat Summerall was a legendary NFL announcer for many decades, but he died today of cardiac arrest.
After playing as a pro himself for nearly a decade, Pat joined the CBS broadcast team in 1964 and quickly became a legend!
He most famously worked for years in tandem with John Madden — the iconic pair called many memorable football games together!
In a statement, John said:
"Pat was my broadcasting partner for a long time, but more than that he was my friend for all of these years. Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be."
Ch-ch-check out Pat's final broadcast performance with John from Super Bowl XXXVI…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
The unfortunate Boston Marathon tragedy has left 176 wounded and 3 dead, and while Dancing with the Stars aired on the night of the horrific disaster, the dancers, celebrities and judges dedicated episode 5 to the event.
Before the dancers began doing their thing, host Tom Bergeron said:
Shortly after addressing a grieving and shell-shocked nation, President Barack Obama revealed his plans to visit Boston and honor the victims of yesterday's horrific marathon bombings.
He will attend interfaith services on Thursday and speak at an event "dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing."
Earlier our Commander-in-Chief confirmed our worst suspicions — yesterday's bombings were indeed acts of terror. The government plans to coordinate its efforts and