Category Archives: Sport Deaths

Elena Baltacha {British Tennis Star} Has Died Age,30,

Reblogged By: De De Tillman;  International Celebrity Blogger


Posted: Monday May 5, 2014 @ 4:38 p.m PST



British tennis star Elena Baltacha after she died of liver cancer at the age of 30.

The former women’s number one died peacefully at her home early yesterday morning surrounded by friends and family and with her husband Nino Severino at her side.

The sports star was diagnosed with the illness in January, just two months after retiring from tennis and only weeks after she married her long-term coach.

In a statement released by her family, Mr Severino said: “We are heartbroken beyond words at the loss of our beautiful, talented and determined Bally.

Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos (Footballer) Head Severed, Wife Geisa Silva Discovers

Reblogged By: La Tray

Source: Mirror

Media: Mirror via TV Globo YouTube NEWS1lification

Posted: Wednesday October 30, 2013 @7:04 p.m. PST


A former professional footballer’s head has been severed and left on the doorstep of his home in a rucksack.

The horrified wife of Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos, 35, made the gruesome discovery as she left the house in Rio de Janeiro for work early yesterday morning.

The player’s eyes and tongue had been cut out and his head placed inside one of his own rucksacks, police said.

Mr Santos retired from football two years ago after a successful career playing for several teams in Rio de Janeiro, as well as for clubs in Sweden and Honduras.

He had recently set up his own business selling health foods and dietary supplements.

Police said today that Mr Santos is believed to have been snatched as he closed up his shop late on Monday night.

Witnesses said they saw several men bundling him into his car, a Hyundai i30, and speeding off just before midnight, a spokesman said.

Mr Santos’ brother-in-law, who didn’t want to be named, told Brazil’s Globo G1 website that the player’s wife, Geisa Silva, 31, stayed up all night after her husband failed to arrive home.

He said: “Every time a car passed by she would go to see.

“She was getting ready to go to work at around 5.30am when she heard a noise, opened the front door and saw his rucksack. When she opened it, it was his head.

“From what I know, he didn’t have any enemies and neither did his wife.”

Investigators are probing whether Mr Santos was murdered by a drugs gang because of Ms Silva’s work at a military police base in a local slum.

The ‘Police Pacification Unit’ in the Morro do Sao Carlos is one of dozens set up in Rio’s favelas to retake control of the city’s slums from violent drug traffickers.

However, according to police chief Rafael Rangel, Mrs Silva worked as a social worker in the base and didn’t patrol the streets or make arrests like other police officers.

He told Brazil’s O Dia newspaper the motives of the murder are still unclear.

He said: “Mrs Silva has no idea who would have done this.

“Neither she, her husband or any other member of the family have suffered any type of threat as far as she knows.

“There is nothing that would justify such a barbarous crime.”

He added that police have begun searching for the rest of Mr Santos’ body.

Beheaded: Joao Rodrigo Silva Santos

Chua Boon Huat, 33, National Hockey Player Killed In Accident, Collided With A Water Tanker

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Source: The Star Online  BY AUSTIN CAMOENS / sports247 By ALLAN NETTO

Media: The Star Online / / / YouTube Budak blur

Posted: Thursday August 1, 2013 @2:30 a.m. PST


National hockey player Chua Boon Huat, 33,(pix) was killed in an accident on the Damansara Puchong Highway (LDP) early Thursday.

Selangor officer-in-charge of traffic, Deputy Supt Azmi Mansor, said Chua was driving his Proton Perdana V6 car heading towards Damansara when it collided with a water tanker that was watering plants along the LDP at about 2am.

A Fire & Rescue team from Damansara rushed to the scene of the accident to remove Chua who was trapped in his car.

It is learnt that Chua died at the scene due to head injuries. The Malacca-born Chua was one of the longest-serving hockey players in the country.


MALAYSIAN hockey not only lost a talented soul today, but the late Chua Boon Huat also leaves behind his mother Tan Kuai Neo, sisters Chua Mei Leng and Chua Mei Ling together with elder brother Aliff Nor Najmi Chua.

Chua, the youngest of the four siblings was killed in a road accident early today morning when his Proton Perdana crashed into a truck which was watering the plants along Damansara – Puchong Highway (LDP).

Chua’s elder brother Aliff, who converted to Muslim eight year ago held his tears back and told reporters “This is a big loss for us (family). He (Chua) was always pampered by all of us and hockey was his everything.

“The last time I met him was last month, and today I have lost my brother whom I loved a lot.

Aliff, had also lost his father due to a road accident which happened nine years back.

“I am lost for words and I wish this didn’t happen”, added Aliff.

42-year-old Aliff was the man behind Chua’s love for hockey, as the he was the one who encouraged his younger brother to pick up hockey.

“I bought him his first hockey stick when he was only six and it all started from there. He was a fighter on the pitch and he always does the best he can for his team,” said Aliff.

Omar Henry (Boxer) Dead Age 25

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Source: Yahoo Sports UK-Ireland

Posted: Friday February 1, 2013 @ 2:13 p.m PST



Omar Henry was supposed to fight on November 16. But he didn’t feel well a few days before the fight, went to see his doctor and was diagnosed with Stage 4 gall bladder cancer.

He posted a series of heart-wrenching messages on his Facebook fan page in which he pleaded for prayers and support. Perhaps the most tragic was his January 9 post, when he said he hoped to live to celebrate his 26th birthday on February 8.

Sadly, he fell a week short of that goal.

After being diagnosed, Henry also did a series of interviews with reporters from boxing websites in which he expressed optimism that he would survive the deadly diagnosis.

Caleb Moore (X Games) Has Died, Age 26

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Source:Yahoo News – Wikipedia

Media Credit: 2013 X GAMES

Posted: Thursday, January 31 ,2013 @5:35 p.m PST



Caleb Moore (January 1, 1987 – January 31, 2013) was an American professional snowmobile racer and the first person to die as a result of injuries sustained during the X Games.

Moore was injured on January 24, 2013, during the Snowmobile Freestyle part of Winter X Games XVII which were held in Aspen, Colorado. He was attempting a backflip (a trick he had done several times before) when the skis on his snowmobile were snagged on the ground as he was about to land. As a result, Moore was flipped over the handlebars and landed on the ground. He was then hit by the snowmobile. His brother Colten also was injured on the same day, sustaining a separated pelvis.

Moore was able to leave the scene under his own strength and he was taken to a hospital to receive treatment for a concussion. Doctors later discovered bleeding around the heart, and he was diagnosed with a heart contusion. He was airlifted to St. Mary’s Hospital, where he underwent surgery. Later, it was announced by a family spokesman that he had developed a complication in his brain. His condition deteriorated and he died at the age of 26 on January 31, 2013.


Kevin McHale’s (Rockets Coach) Daughter Sasha Has Died Age 23

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Source:Yahoo Sports

Posted:Sunday November 25, 2012 @ 7:38 p.m PST



McHale’s daughter, Alexandra ”Sasha” McHale, hss passed away at the tender age of 23.  The team did not announce the reason behind her untimely passing, but longtime and was hospitalized recently with a condition unfortunately spurred on by the autoimmune disease. Hale had been suffering from Lupus.

RIP Sasha!

Milt Campbell 1st African American Olympic Gold Medalist In The Decathlon Dead, Age 78

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Source: Los Angeles Times

Posted: Sunday November 4, 2012 @7:52 p.m PST



Milt Campbell,  the first African American to win a gold medal in the Olympic decathlon,  at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games, has died. He was 78.

Campbell, who went on to play professional football before spending the rest of his career as a motivational speaker, died at his home in Gainesville, Ga., his family said. He had been battling cancer and diabetes. According to, Los Angeles Times.



Pascual Perez (MLB) Stabbed And Killed Age 55

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Source: ESPN

Source: CBS News Update

Posted: Thursday November 1, 2012 @11:17 p.m PST

Updated: Saturday November 3, 2012 @1:55 p.m PST



Former major league pitcher Pascual Perez, was killed at his home in the Dominican Republic in an apparent robbery, police said Thursday.

Perez, who last played in the majors for the New York Yankees in 1991, was found with a severe head wound in a town west of the capital of Santo Domingo.

There was evidence at the scene to suggest that whoever killed him had been searching for money, said Joel Valdemiro, a prosecutor who is involved in the investigation.  According to, ESPN MLB.

Kyle Bennett (BMX Cyclist) Dead Age 33, Car Wreck

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Source:Yahoo Sports

Posted: Monday October 15, 2012 @1:00 p.m PST

According to Yahoo Sports, Kyle Bennett, has died at age 33.  Bennett was a three-time BMX world champion and part of the first-ever U.S. BMX Olympic team in 2008. Nicknamed “Butter” for his smooth style.

The wreck that claimed Bennett’s life occurred at 2:16 a.m. on Sunday.  Bennett’s 2006 Toyota Tundra was traveling at a high rate of speed when it left the road and hit a ditch and an iron gate. Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene. The newspaper reported that he was not wearing a seat belt. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter


Sergey Ovchinnikov Russian Volleyball Coach Commits Suicide At Age 43

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Source: Yahoo Sports

Posted: Thursday August 30, 2012 @2:07 p.m. PST


Russian volleyball coach Sergey Ovchinnikov (Sergei), 43, found dead in a hotel room, hanging.

It is being reporting that Ovchinnikov committed suicide; although, the cause of death isn’t confirmed.

According to Yahoo sports, he took the Olympics very personally,” Russian men’s volleyball coach Vladimir Alekno told “I saw what he was going through and how upset he was after the defeat. He didn’t talk much. Even after victories he was always thinking about something and smoked a lot.”

TO READ MORE ON THIS STORY: Russian volleyball coach Sergey Ovchinnikov Found Dead In Hotel Room

Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips Former Auburn University Football Players Killed & Current Player Eric Mack Injured Over A Girl, Gunman Desmonte Leonard At Large

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Source & Story Credit: Daily Mail

Media Credit: Photo ( (AP) / Video (NewsPoliticsNow1) (GirlofGoodtimes)

Posted: Sunday June 10, 2012 @1:29 p.m. PST



  • Shots fired during party outside off-campus apartments
  • Two former football players Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips killed, and current player Eric Mack injured
  • Alleged gunman identified as Desmonte Leonard, who has not yet been captured

Three people have been reported killed and at least two others injured following a shooting at an off-campus housing complex at Auburn University in what is believed to have been a fight over a girl.

Little is known about the details of the shooting, but reports have emerged saying that among the victims were two former Auburn football players who were shot after a fistfight erupted.

Turquorius Vines, 23, said he was at the party Saturday evening at the University Heights apartments with one of his friends.

He said he and Pitts were approached by two other men who started arguing with them over a woman.

Vines said he punched one of the men, while Pitts hit both of the men over the head with a bottle.

Then, one of them started shooting, he said.

Among the dead were former Auburn football players Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips. A third student at the school, Demario Pitts, was also killed.

Police identified their killer as Desmonte Leonard, who has been charged with capital murder. He has not yet been captured.

Police Chief Tommy Dawson told ‘I’d like to reach out to Mr. Leonard to turn himself in today.’

Current Auburn football player Eric Mack was shot, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening. Xavier Moss and John Robertson were also wounded.

On Sunday, Mack tweeted: ‘I appreciate all the love and prayers for me and my two lost homies. May god be with their families. #Auburn’.

Vines said he had never before seen the men who he had been arguing with.

‘It’s like I lost a lung,’ Vines said of his friend. ‘I don’t know how I’m going to survive this.’

Several emergency vehicles had converged overnight around the University Heights apartment complex where reports indicated a number of students who attend Auburn University typically reside.

The building was swathed in yellow police tape.

It appeared that the shooting happened in an archway near the apartment complex information center, near the edge of the parking lot.

Five uniformed officers guarded the area, which was sealed off with crime scene tape, and a handful of crime scene investigators were at work.

After daybreak Sunday, several uniformed officers stood near a disaster relief trailer parked at the building’s entrance, which appeared to be a sort of command center.

Some bystanders milled about, looking on at the scene.

It is also thought police are still looking for the gunman following the incident.

In an attempt to protect the crime scene police have erected a tent while forensic officers carry out their investigations.

Vasha Hunt, a photographer with the Opelika-Auburn News, was at the apartment complex and told AP by telephone early Sunday that authorities had set up a white tent there.

Police were photographed conversing together behind the taped-off scene as, later, rain began falling.

Hunt said many of those who initially gathered outside appeared to be residents waiting for permission to enter their apartments while several police cars and other vehicles were parked around the entrance.

Police also set up large lights illuminating the area and about a dozen police cars, ambulances and other emergency vehicles were photographed around the blocked-off entrance, he added.

Some other reports said students looking on at the scene appeared somber and that residents who showed identification were later let back into their apartments.

Police have said they will not be releasing any further information.

Ed Christian and LaDarius Phillips killed, Eric Mack Injured. Photo Credit:
Suspect: Police are now on the hunt for Desmonte Leonard, 22, who cops say gunned down three people and wounded three others. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP
Shots fired: The shooting took place at University Heights, an off-campus housing complex for Auburn University. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP
Turquorius Vines, 23, who claims he attended the party where the shooting occurred, killing one of his friends in an apartment complex, stands outside the crime scene. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP
Residents have been prevented from leaving or entering the complex until police have made further investigations. Story Credit: Daily Mail / Photo Credit: AP

Piermario Morosini 25, Livorno Footballer, Collapsed During Game, Cardiac Arrest & Died (Photos & Videos)

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Source & Story Credit: BBC

Media Credit: Photos (Radar Online – – Fox Sports – The Original Winger – MSN Fox Sports) / Videos (YouTube newsatday) / (YouTube Riveda1972) / (YouTube newsatday)

Posted: Sunday April 15, 2012 @1:47 p.m. PST




Italians have expressed shock and sadness at the death of Livorno footballer Piermario Morosini, who collapsed during a game on Saturday.



The grief was reflected in front-page headlines in most of Italy’s Sunday newspapers.


Some focused on his tragic past. Morosini lost both his parents before he was 18, and shortly after that his disabled brother killed himself.


All Italian matches were cancelled and an autopsy will be held on Monday.


‘Only tears’


Morosini, 25, had been on loan from Serie A side Udinese when he collapsed on the pitch in the 31st minute while playing in Livorno’s Serie B game at Pescara.


He tried to get up a number of times before receiving heart massage on the pitch. A defibrillator was also used before an ambulance took him to Pescara’s Santo Spirito hospital.


Doctors there tried unsuccessfully to revive him for 30 minutes.


Hospital consultant Leonardo Paloscia said: “Morosini never had a single heartbeat again. From when I arrived he never gave a sign of revival, not in his respiration nor his heartbeat.”


Dr Paloscia said it was unlikely any cause could be determined until after the autopsy.


Pescara goalkeeper Luca Anania said players did not immediately understand the seriousness of the incident.


“There was great confusion and I seemed to understand that there was also a bit of delay in help arriving. Some of my teammates helped carry the stretcher by hand to the ambulance.”


Many players left the field in tears.


The Italian press on Sunday paid tribute to Morosini.


Turin-based Tuttosport’s headline read, “We have lost a son”, while La Repubblica’s editorial was headlined, “Incredulous and helpless”.


The Gazzetta dello Sport focused on the controversy over the medical assistance.


An inquiry has been launched into why a traffic police car had to be broken into and removed as it was blocking the ambulance’s entrance.


The Corriere dello Sport focused on the tragic elements of Morosini’s life, which left him alone with his disabled elder sister. “A life marked by pain,” was its headline.


Morosini was an Italy under-21 international and played for a number of clubs, including Atalanta, Reggina, Padova, Bologna and Vicenza.


“He was golden, always trying to help his family,” Atalanta youth team director Mino Favini told Associated Press.


Fifa president Sepp Blatter tweeted: “Only tears. There are no words to express what I tried to when I found out about Piermario Morosini’s death.”


The tragedy follows a similar incident involving Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba last month.


He was technically “dead” for 78 minutes after collapsing in an FA Cup tie against Tottenham but is now making “strong and steady improvements”.


Following Muamba’s collapse, attention had been drawn to the situation for athletes in Italy, which has mandatory cardiac screening for all young people engaged in organised sport.


The charity Cardiac Risk in the Young says that the Italian measures have reduced the incidence of young sudden cardiac death in Italy by 90% in the 30 years since the screening was introduced.

Piermario Morosini.Photo Credit:The Original Winger
Piermario Morosini. Photo Credit:
Piermario Morosini. Photo Credit: Radar Online
Piermario Morosini. Photo Credit: Fox Sports
Piermario Morosini. Photo Credit: MSN Fox Sports





May Piermario Morosini Rest In Peace.