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 bear the pain any longer stemming from a mystery ailment. The problem? He suffered chronic and debilitating pain in his chest. His brother says Dick became depressed by a discomfort under his left breast, saying he 'didn't know how much longer he could take the pain.'
Here's what else he had to say:
'It's a shock to me. It's real hard to think about. He was my brother, my friend and my hero, in that order. He was very down. He was there for everybody. He left a very large footprint on this earth.'
We hope that at some point we figure out why Dick did this, just so maybe we could all prevent it from ever happening again. We hope we at least find out what was causing him his physical pain!
We are so sorry for his friends' and family's loss!
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