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Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Glen Wood, 93 (1925 - 2019)

    Glen Wood

    Glen Wood (1925–2019) was a NASCAR Hall of Fame driver who co-founded the legendary Wood Brothers Racing Team with his brother Leonard. The Wood Brothers Racing Team is the longest running team in NASCAR, picking up 99 victories, the last one by driver Ryan Blaney at Pocono in 2017. Wood had 4 wins as a driver. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Mason Lowe, 25 (1993 - 2019)

    Mason Lowe

    Mason Lowe (1993 – 2019), one of the top bull fighters on the PBR professional circuit, died from injuries sustained in competition Tuesday night in Denver when he was thrown from a bull who then accidentally stomped on his chest. He was one of the most popular riders on the tour, known for his wry wit and warmth. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Mel Stottlemyre, 77 (1941 - 2019)

    Mel Stottlemyre

    Mel Stottlemyre (1941 – 2019) was a five time All-Star pitcher for the New York Yankees who became a top pitching coach. He was a Yankee his entire playing career, winning 20 games 3 times when the Yankees were not at the top of the league. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Gene Okerlund, 76 (1942 - 2019)

    Gene Okerlund

    "Mean" Gene Okerlund (1942 – 2019) was the star announcer for professional wrestling for many years. He came to fame as the face of the WWE, moving later to the rival WCW, returning to the WWE for the remainder of his career. He died at the age of 76. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Thomas Billington, 60 (1958 - 2018)

    Thomas Billington

    Thomas Billington (1958 – 2018) was a legendary professional wrestler known as "Dynamite Kid." The British born Billington partnered with Davey Boy Smith to form the WWE World Champion tag team duo, The British Bulldogs. He died on his birthday, December 5, 2018, at the age of 60. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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