Death of Marty Sheets

May 20, 2015
Greensboro, North Carolina

Special Olympics pioneer dies at age 62
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The Associated Press

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Special Olympics pioneer Marty Sheets has died at 62.

Forbis & Dick Funeral Service says he died Thursday at the Greensboro home he shared with his parents.

Sheets was born with Down syndrome. He won seven medals at six Special Olympics World Games, starting with the inaugural games in Chicago in 1968. His total medal count over 42 years in local, state, national and world competitions exceeded 250.

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