Boston: Former NFL and US college star Doug Flutie’s parents died within an hour of each other on Wednesday morning after being married for 56 years.
In a Facebook post, the former NFL, Canadian Football League and Boston College standout said that his father, Richard Flutie, died of a heart attack in the hospital followed by his mother, Joan, who also suffered heart attack soon after.
Flutie wrote: “They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. My parents were always there for their children, from the days my dad coached us as kids and 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, grandparents. I’ll miss them.”