This is terrible!
A Chicago Cubs fan has passed away from chocking on a hotdog right before Sunday's game against the Reds — even the team has reached out to express its 'deepest sympathy' for friends and family.
Maureen Oleskiewicz was only a 28-year-old teacher. She died of cardiac arrest as a result of food asphyxiation.
"The Chicago Cubs are saddened to hear news of the untimely death of Maureen Oleskiewicz … we will continue to keep her family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time."
Apparently she was there with her brother, and they decided to have lunch before the game got started. Her brother didn't notice any distress from her, and the next moment she was on the floor. They tried to give her CPR while the National Anthem played, but she died two days later at a nearby hospital.
A lifelong Chicago sports fan, Maureen organized local team spirit days.
This is so sad — she taught middle school language arts, and the kids are understandably a wreck over this.
Condolences to her family and students, it sounds like she was a special person not meant to go!
[Image via Palos Heights 128.]