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Doug Flutie Reveals His Parents Died Within Hours Of Each Other

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie suffered a tremendous loss this week when his father Richard and mother Joan died within an hour of each other. The couple had been married for 56 years, and Flutie revealed on his Facebook page that he believed their deaths were an example of dying of a broken heart.

It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my father, Dick and mother, Joan. My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away. They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives. 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.

Sad stuff right? Our thoughts and prayers go out to Flutie and his family. Do you believe it’s possible to die of a broken heart?




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