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Turned down a 3 year multi million dollar contract with the Arizona CardnialsThe victim of friendly fire at the age of 27
Pro Bowl linebacker and defensive end for the KC ChiefsCar accident left him paralyzed from the chest down, he then suffered a pulmonary embolism.
#2 draft pick of the Boston Celtics and expected to be the next big NBA superstar.Overdosed and suffered a seizure after using cocaine.
UCONN player that led the Big East conference in punt returns as a sophomore.Found stabbed to death after a party celebrating UCONNS win over Louisville is 2009.
¨Likely the most famous track runner of all time'Died in 1975 at the age of 24 after driving home from a party and crashing his car into a rock wall and flipping.
Considered a potential top NFL draft pic from UC Berkley (only UCB player with retired jersey)Recurring melanoma cancer finally caught up with him.
12 time Gold Glove winner and former MLB MVP.While doing charity work in Nicaragua after and earthquake, his plane crashed into the ocean (Overloaded with supplies)
Cleveland Naps (Indians) baseball player. Hit in the head by Yankee's pitcher Carl Mays in 1922.
3 time PGA major winner.Jet crashed after losing pressure in the cabin and rendering everyone unconscious. Eventually ran out of gas.
6 time X Games champion for the 'super pipe' event.Irreversible damage to her brain after crashing during a training run in Utah in 2012.
Boston Celtics 1st round draft pick in 1987Sudden cardiac death during off season practice in 1993.
Gold medal heavy weight boxing winner at the 1952 Helsinki OlympicsHit hard in the 11th round of a match and never regained consciousness. Blood Clot
Minnesota North Stars NHL player pre helmet.Brain dead in 1968 after being knocked backwards by 2 opposing players. Surgery not an option, family pulls plug.
X-Treme sports snowmobiler (2013 X Games)Skis got stuck causing his snowmobile to land on him...7 days later he died. Failed surgery for excessive bleeding around his heart.
Detroit Lions player, collapsed and died during the game.Hardening of the arteries which caused a blood clot.
1989 NCAA Rebounding and Scoring champion.Collapsed during a game...died at the hospital. Had an abnormal heart condition.
St. Louis Cardinal player on road trip to Wrigley Hardening of the arteries led to a heart attack which was the cause of his death.
The New Jersey Nets shooting guard was one of the top SG's in the NBA during his time.While driving in Germany, his car collided with a truck, killing him instantly.
This NY Yankee held the record for most consecutive games played beofre Cal Ripken broke it.Died 2 years after he was diagnosed with the disease that is now named after him.
Hard working fullback for the Chicago Bears in 1969.Died after an eight month battle with cancer.
76 wins including 7 championships on the NASCAR circuit.Pronounced dead at the hospital after crashing at the 2001 Daytona 500.
University of Iowa basketball star that was predicted to be an NBA 1st round pick.Died in 1993 when his car crashed into a snow plow.
Simeon Career Academy hoops star, considered the #1 player in the USA.Shot walking with his gf and later died after an unsuccessful surgery.
2 World series, 7 All Star Games and 3 Golden Gloves.Crashed his plane in 1979 while practicing take offs and landings.
5th Pick in the 2004 NFL DraftBled to death after his home was broken into and was shot by an intruder in the leg.

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