Legendary Quarterback Doug Flutie is well known by sports fans. He showed his incredible talents during 12 years in the NFL, playing with the New England Patriots, San Diego Chargers, Chicago Bears, and Buffalo Bills.
But Flutie just shared tragic news on Twitter. Yesterday, his parents both died – within one hour of each other – after 56 years of marriage.
Flutie informed his fans that Dick, his father, was sick and died of a heart attack in the hospital. But suddenly, less than a hour later, his mother Joan had an unexpected heart attack and died immediately.
Flutie said, “They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives. My parents were always there for their children, from the days my Dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning.”
He added about his beloved parents: “The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children,” Flutie continued. “They were incredible parents and Grandparents and my family and I will miss them both. On behalf of me and the entire Flutie family, I would like to thank you all for your well wishes and prayers during this difficult time.”
— DOUG FLUTIE (@DougFlutie) November 18, 2015
“When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.” – Psalms 94:19
Please pray for Doug Flutie and his family during this difficult time.