Doug Flutie's Parents Die Within One Hour Of Each Other

"They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie said Wednesday.

Former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie announced on Wednesday that both of his parents died of a heart attack on the same day, just one hour apart from each other.

"They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," Flutie wrote in a Facebook post. "I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives."

Flutie said that his father first died Wednesday morning after suffering a heart attack. Then, less than one hour later, his mother also had a sudden heart attack and died, according to the NBC Sports commentator and former Boston College quarterback.

"The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children," Flutie said. "They were incredible parents and Grandparents and my family and I will miss them both."

It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my...

Posted by Doug Flutie on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The 53-year-old is best remembered for his 1984 Hail Mary pass against Miami that helped him win the Heisman for Boston College.


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