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
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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.
[Image via AP Images.]
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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!!!
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Wrestler Ric Flair is known for his trademark shouting, but today he is staying silent.
His rep has confirmed the death of his son Reid Flair. The rep says:
"We are heartbroken to confirm that Ric's son, Reid Fliehr, has passed away today March 29, 2013 in Charlotte, NC."
All we know right now is that Reid was found dead in his hotel room. Ric's rep says:
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There is a magical restaurant in Las Vegas called the Heart Attack Grill.
It's a place where the food literally makes no attempt to be healthy.
With menu items like the near 10,000 calorie quadruple bypass burger, butter fat milkshakes and unfiltered cigarettes, its name is almost too true.
Customers over 350 pounds even get to eat for free!
Sadly, their second spokesman in two years has died of a heart attack.
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Whitney Houston's death will always be sad, but if Whitney could know it, we'd hope it'd bring her peace to know that her death may have saved a life.
Mary J. Blige turned to religion to help her with her drinking problem after Whitney's death.
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Oh no! This is seriously awful.
We previously mentioned that Caleb Moore was competing in the Winter X Games when a mistimed flip landed his snowmobile on top of him.
He went to the hospital for a concussion, then it was discovered there was bleeding around his heart.
Another complication with his brain left him in critical condition.
Sadly, he's passed away.
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