Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Andriy Gusin, 41 (1972 - 2014)

    Andriy Gusin

    The Associated PressKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Andriy Gusin, a former Ukraine midfielder who helped his country reach the 2006 World Cup quarterfinals, has died, the Ukrainian football federation said Wednesday. He was 41.Gusin made 71 appearances for Ukraine, including in all five matches at the World Cup in Germany.According to local reports, Gusin was killed when he fell off a motorbike while...

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  • Alpha Ibraham Diallo (2014)

    Alpha Ibraham Diallo

    The Associated PressLAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alpha Ibraham Diallo, a former IOC member from Guinea and African Olympic head, has died. He was 82.Diallo's death was announced Monday by the International Olympic Committee. The cause was not given.Diallo joined the IOC in 1994 and served on the policy-making executive board from 2002-06. He retired from the IOC in 2012 and became an honorary...

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  • Frank Torre (2014)

    Frank Torre

    The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82.The Major League Baseball commissioner's office said Torre died Saturday at a hospice in Palm Beach, Florida. He had previously received heart and kidney transplants, and had been ill in recent years with cancer.Torre played seven...

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  • Bob Suter, 57 (1957 - 2014)

    Bob Suter

    JON KRAWCZYNSKI, The Associated PressBob Suter, a member of the "Miracle On Ice" team that won the Olympic gold medal in 1980 and the father of Minnesota Wild star Ryan Suter, died Tuesday at the age of 57.Suter died suddenly in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin, and is the first player from the famed 1980 Olympic men's hockey team that upset the Soviet Union and beat Finland for the gold medal...

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  • Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, 76 (1938 - 2014)

    Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin

    The Associated PressBEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Austin "Goose" Gonsoulin, a former Pro Bowl safety for the Denver Broncos and a member of the team's Ring of Fame, has died. He was 76.Gonsoulin died Monday while in hospice care in Beaumont, said Kathy Levingston of Levingston Funeral Home in nearby Groves, Texas. She did not have a cause of death but said Gonsoulin was battling prostate cancer...

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