This might be the worst imaginable day anyone could ever have. According to ex-NFL superstar Doug Flutie’s Facebook page, his father Dick died of a heart attack in the hospital on Wednesday morning. In a shocking tragic twist, his mother Joan suffered a sudden heart attack and died less than an hour later.
Flutie’s parents were married for 56 years.
“They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it,” Flutie wrote.
“I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives,” Flutie wrote. “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. The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children. 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.” – The Flutie family