Athletes Who Have Died

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The purpose of this site is to provide information about athletes and sports figures who have died. It is intended to be an educational and fun site; a place where you can come to remember some of your favorite players from the past. The information in this site is believed to be accurate, but the accuracy is not guaranteed.

BREAKING NEWS: Former NFL star Joe McKnight shot and killed in suspected road rage incident. McKnight played for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He was 28 years old.

Former New Orleans Saints Defensive End Will Smith was shot and killed earlier this year in a similar road rage incident. He was 34.

71 people were killed, including several members of the Brazilian football club Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, after the plane they were flying in crashed near Medellin Colombia on November 29th, 2016.

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Bob Ackles
Bud Adams
De’Andre Adams
Gaines Adams
Sam Adams
Scott Adams
Nick Adenhart
Adrian Adonis
Alex Agase
Harry Agganis
Captain Lou Albano
Elijah Alexander
George Allen
Jeff Alm
Walter Alston
Warren Alston
Lyle Alzado
Eric Andolsek
Andre the Giant
Earl Anthony
Luke Appling
Art Aragon
Alexis Arguello
Paul Arizin
Antonio Armstrong
Bill Arnsparger
Richie Ashburn
Donald Ashby
Arthur Ashe
Mark Ashford-Smith
Joe Astroth
Avery Atkins
Doug Atkins
Steve Atkinson
Red Auerbach
Bill Austin
Eraste Autin
Earl Averill
Joe Avezzano

-B-
Ace Bailey
Ed Bailey
Jonathan Bailey
Severiano Ballesteros
Dave Balon
Dave Bancroft
Ernie Banks
Jerode Banks
Miller Barber
Steve Barber
Bill Barilko
Al Barlick
Marlin Barnes
Tikoyo Barnett
Cedric Barovero
Terry Barr
Jeff Batters
Hank Bauer
Sammy Baugh
Ralph Beard
Ray Beck
Rod Beck
John Beckman
Chuck Bednarik
Bob Beeks
Jovan Belcher
Bo Belinsky
Cool Papa Bell
Theo Bell
George Belotti
Heath Benedict
Chris Benoit
Nancy Benoit
Trevor Berbick
David Berger
Dave Bergman
Yogi Berra
Brook Berringer
Rick Berry
Len Bias
Kenneth Bigham
Rob Bironas
Al Blades
Leonard Blakely
Doc Blanchard
George Blanda
Erica Blasberg
Forrest Blue
Asron Boddie
Manute Bol
Tommy Bolt
Bobby Bonds
Mike Borich
Lyman Bostock
Lou Boudreau
Luc Bourdon
Clete Boyer
Ron Brace
Taylor Bradford
Bruce Bradshaw
Joseph R. Brennan
Carl Brettschneider
Gay Brewer
John Bridgers
Rocky Bridges
Michel Briere
Eddie Brinkman
Jack Brisco
Lou Brissie
Denis Brodeur
Tom Brookshier
Kevin Brophy
Arturo Brown
Chris Brown
Dave Brown
Ed Brown
Gates Brown
Jerome Brown
Jerry Brown
Michael Brown
Orlando Brown
Owen Brown
Willard Brown
Rick Bryan
Cullen Bryant
Bob Buhl
Lew Burdette
Patrick Burke
Shawn Burr
Lew Bush
Jerry Buss
Jack Butler
John Buzhardt
Dennis Byrd
Tommy Byrne

-C-
Bryan Caldwell
Ken Caminiti
Rick Camp
Roy Campanella
Chris Campbell
Milt Campbell
William Campbell
Harry Caray
Skip Caray
Max Carey
Lew Carpenter
Jimmy Carr
Rick Casares
Wilt Chamberlain
Frank Chamberlin
Rusty Chambers
Don Chandler
Lynn Chandnois
Ray Chapman
Haris Charalambous
Alexei Cherepanov
Nick Cherry
Steve Chiasson
Neil Chrisley
Todd Christensen
Nestor Chylak
Chyna
Jim Clack
Javonte Clanton
Mike Clark
Monte Clark
Roberto Clemente
Ty Cobb
Jason Collier
Mo Collins
Neal Colzie
Ray Comandella
Earle Combs
Jocko Conlan
Gloria Connors
Mike Coolbaugh
Marquis Cooper
Tarzan Cooper
Myron Cope
Frank Cornish
Chico Corrales
Don Coryell
Howard Cosell
Dave Costa
Larry Costello
Pablo Coto
Steve Courson
Stan Coveleski
Al Cowens
Shag Crawford
Tim Crews
Joe Cronin
John Crow
Todd Cruz
Rodney Culver
Doug Cunningham
Shane Curry

-D-
Chuck Daly
Sam Dana
Ray Dandridge
Charles D’Antignac Tyus
Mario Danelo
Chris Daniels
Jack Daniels
Mike Darr
Jim David
Ben Davidson
Bill Davidson
Robert E. Davies
Al Davis
Crash Davis
Jonathan Davis
Mike Davis
Leon Day
Ellis Ferguson Deal
Dizzy Dean
Forrest S. DeBernardi
Dave DeBusschere
Henry G. Dehnert
Jonathan Delisle
R.J. Demps
Jack Dempsey
Patrick Dennehy
Dolfan Denny
Ducky Detweiler
Bing Devine
Buddy Dial
Bo Diaz
Bill Dickey
Martin Dihigo
Joe DiMaggio
Pat Dobson
Larry Doby
Don Doll
Art Donovan
Eddie Donovan
Keeley Dorsey
Noble Doss
Todd Doxey
Moe Drabowsky
Brad Drewett
Don Drysdale
Demetrius DuBose
Walter Dubzinski
Gaetan Duchesne
Kevin Duckworth
Dick Duden
Bill Dudley
Dave Duerson
Mike Duff
Raymond Dunn
Roosevelt Dunn
Steve Duplantis
Pete Duranko
Leo Durocher
Bobby Dykes

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Dale Earnhardt
Ray Easterling
Percy Eberhart
Karl Ehrhardt
Dick Enderle
Ron Erhardt
Wayne Estes
Dick Evey
Weeb Ewbank

-F-
Red Faber
Chuck Fairbanks
Mel Farr
Jack Faulkner
Tony Fein
Jimmy Feix
John Ferguson
Jose Fernandez
Rick Ferrell
Mark “The Bird” Fidrych
Reid Flair
Nate Fleming
Wayne Fleming
Elmer Flick
Terry Florence
Gerald Ford
William Clay Ford
Bill Forester
Vernon Forrest
Davey Fortson
Bill Foster
Harold E. Foster
Art Fowler
Denton Fox
Nellie Fox
Bill France, Jr.
Ryan Francis
Andra Franklin
Ron Fraser
Ryan Freel
Gene Freese
Max Friedman
Ze’ev Friedman
Frankie Frisch
Danny Frisella
Georgia Frontiere
Joseph F. Fulks
Terry Furlow
Steve Furness
Eddie Futch

-G-
Harry Galbreath
Lauren Gale
Bruce Gamble
Frank Gansz
Bud Gardner
Cal Gardner
Hector Garza
Bob Gassoff
William Pop Gates
Hank Gathers
Arturo Gatti
Jean Gauthier
Lou Gehrig
Charlie Gehringer
Peter Gent
Vitas Gerulaitis
Ray Getliffe
Kevin Gibbs
Althea Gibson
Gene Gibson
Frank Gifford
Joe Gilliam
Gale Gillingham
Malcolm Glazer
Marty Glickman
Jonathan Goddard
Rocky Godfrey
Lefty Gomez
Preston Gomez
Pancho Gonzales
Geremi Gonzalez
Larry Gordon
John Gordy
Goose Goslin
Gene Gossage
Otto Graham
Red Grange
Ray Graves
Devin Gray
Hank Greenberg
L.C. Greenwood
Eddie Griffin
David Griggs
Burleigh Grimes
John Grimsley
Lefty Grove
Quentin Groves
Kevin Grubb
Robert F. Gruenig
Michael Guilford
John Gunn
Tony Gwynn

-H-
Chick Hafey
George Halas
Eliezer Halfin
Jesse Haines
Ron Hall
Bobby Hamilton
Darryl Hamilton
Josh Hancock
Norman Hand
Billy Hardwick
Bucky Harris
Jimmy Harris
Marv Harshman
Owen Hart
Bill Hartman
Gabby Hartnett
Obian Hawkins
Bob Hayes
Chick Hearn
Mike Heck
Kraig Heckerdorn
Mike Heimerdinger
Chris Henry
Omar Henry
Billy Herman
Thomas Herrion
Craig “Ironhead” Heyward
Ralph Heywood
Gene Hickerson
Wally Hilgenberg
Barry Hill
Drew Hill
Harlon Hill
Marquise Hill
Nate Hill
Phil Hill
Winston Hill
Sonny Hirsch
Terry Hoeppner
Nat Holman
Ernie Holmes
Tommy Holmes
Mike Holovak
Harry Hooper
Tim Horton
Vern Hoscheit
Jasper Howard
Thomas Howard
Steve Howe
Waite Hoyt
Cal Hubbard
Carl Hubbell
Chuck Hughes
Kent Hull
Sir Oliver Humperdink
Lamar Hunt
Catfish Hunter
Michael Hutts
Charles D. Hyatt

-I-
John Idzik
Ken Iman
Lindy Infante

-J-
Jamal Jackson
Shoeless Joe Jackson
Travis Jackson
Harry Buddy Jeannette
Dave Jennings
Bob Jeter
Ingemar Johansson
Dennis Johnson
Gary Johnson
Jim Johnson
John Johnson
Judy Johnson
Tom Johnson
William C. Johnson
Donald Neil Johnston
Charlie Jones
Craig Jones
Deacon Jones
Richard Jones
Mike Joyner
Junkyard Dog

-K-
Harry Kalas
Bob Karmelowicz
Alex Karras
Ken Kavanaugh
Bill Keating
George Kell
George Kelly
Jack Kemp
Brian Kennedy
Joe Kennedy
Ralph Kercheval
Johnny Kerr
Jerome Kersey
Alec Kessler
Antwoine Key
Blair Kiel
Terrence Kiel
Darryl Kile
Earnest Killum
Bucko Kilroy
Kevin Kingston
Paul Kinney
George Kissell
Evel Knievel
Dave Kocourek
Len Koenecke
Jeff Komlo
Killer Kowalski
Ernie Koy
Myra Kraft
Jack Kramer
Edward W. Krause
Bowie Kuhn
Jackson Kulik
Nodar Kumaritashvili

-L-
Eric Laakso
Clem Labine
Ernie Ladd
Wendell Ladner
Curly Lambeau
Roland Lakes
Dick “Night Train” Lane
Fred Lane
Max Lanier
Joe Lapchick
Dante Lavelli
Dan Lawson
Bobby Layne
Eddie LeBaron
Jos LeDuc
Bruce Lee
Jason Leffler
Scott Leggett
Charlie Leigh
Suzanne Lenglen
Buck Leonard
Jack Leonard
Brad Lesley
Barney Lewis
Jeron Lewis
Reggie Lewis
Cory Lidle
Pelle Lindbergh
Freddie Lindstrom
Toni Linhart
David Little
Ernie Lombardi
Vince Lombardi
Terry Long
Stan Lopata
Al Lopez
Joe Louis
Al Lucas
Sid Luckman
Angelo Luisetti
Lamar Lundy
Roman Lyashenko
Lenny Lyles
Dick Lynch
Ted Lyons

-M-
John Mackey
Gene Mako
Tony Malinosky
Art Malone
Moses Malone
Jim Mandich
Ray Mansfield
Mickey Mantle
Heinie Manush
Ann Mara
Pistol Pete Maravich
Ted Marchibroda
Rocky Marciano
Roger Maris
Rube Marquard
Connie Marrero
Marshall University
Billy Martin
Ray Martin
John Marzano
Anthony Mason
Don Massengale
Bob Matheson
Eddie Mathews
Ollie Matson
Hiro Matsuda
Fred Matua
George McAfee
Joe McCarthy
Darris McCord
Mike McCormack
Branch McCracken
Jack McCracken
Wahoo McDaniel
Chester McGlockton
Tug McGraw
Tyrone McGriff
Al McGuire
Jim McKay
John McKay
Marlin McKeever
Kenny McKinley
Joe McKnight
David McMillan
Steve McNair
Dave McNally
Conrad McRae
Ray Mears
Joe Medwick
Don Meredith
Terdell Middleton
George Mikan
Jack Mildren
John Miles
Larry H. Miller
Steve Miller
Stu Miller
Sam Mills
Chris Mims
Jim Mitchell
Kevin Mitchell
Johnny Mize
Art Modell
Patricia Modell
Bill Monbouquette
Mathieu Montcourt
Orville Moody
Keith Moon
Mike Mooney
Donnie Moore
Lloyd Moore
Mal Moore
Wayne Moore
Bob Moose
Earl Morrall
Ed Morris
Tommy Morrison
Moon Mullen
Chucky Mullins
Chuck Muncie
Nelson Muncie
Larry Munson
Thurman Munson
Bobby Murcer
Dick Murdoch
Jeff Muriel
Charles C. Murphy
Michael Murphy
Stan Musial
Andy Musser
Jim Mutscheller
Ralph Myers
Godfrey Myles

-N-
Bronko Nagurski
Stu Nahan
Damien Nash
Mike Ndiribe
Billy Neighbors
Byron Nelson
Ernie Nevers
Robert Newhouse
Hal Newhouser
Paul Newman
JoJo Nicolas
Joe Niekro
Dick Nolan
Chuck Noll
Jim Norton
Ken Norton
Troy Norton
Joe Nuxhall

-O-
Johnny Oates
Steve Olin
Paul Oliver
Merlin Olsen
Buck O’Neil
Maureen Orcutt
Matt Osborne
David Overstreet
Jesse Owens
R.C. Owens
Tobi Oyedeji

-P-
Harlan O. Page
Satchel Paige
Marcel Paille
Lavonne Paire-Davis
Arnold Palmer
Jack Pardee
Bryan Pata
Floyd Patterson
Chris Patton
Walter Payton
George Pelawa
Tony Penny
Woody Peoples
Pascual Perez
Johnny Perkins
Joe Perry
Gene Petit
Drazen Petrovic
Andy Phillip
Bum Phillips
Tamir Phillips
Bobby Phills
Brian Piccolo
Pete Pihos
Rowdy Roddy Piper
Ereck Plancher
Jacques Plante
Michel Plasse
Johnny Podres
Tony Poeta
Carl Pohlad
Gus Polidor
James C. Pollard
Sam Pollock
John Pont
Deshean Porchea
Darrell Porter
Howard Porter
Art Powell
Eddie Powell
Doc Powers
Skip Prosser
Kirby Puckett
Jethro Pugh
Dave Pureifory

-R-
Mando Ramos
John Rauch
Brian Reed
John Reger
Dusty Rhodes
James “Dusty” Rhodes
Sam Rice
Leon Richardson
Bobby Riggs
Jim Ringo
Phil Rizzuto
Joe Robbie
Bill Robinson
Bryan Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Kenny Robinson
Sugar Ray Robinson
Andy Robustelli
Reggie Roby
Knute Rockne
Nick Rogers
Yossef Romano
Ravishing Rick Rood
John S. Roosma
Playboy Buddy Rose
Curtis Rouse
Edd Roush
Pete Rozelle
Red Ruffing
Vern Ruhle
Danny Rumph
Marion Rushing
Darrell Russell
John D. Russell
Margaret Russo
Babe Ruth
Buddy Ryan

-S-
Lou Saban
Ed Sabol
Steve Sabol
George Saimes
Hector Sanchez
Charlie Sanders
John Sandusky
Tyler Sash
George Sauer
Ray Schalk
Bo Schembechler
Ernest J. Schmidt
John J. Schommer
Tex Schramm
Stuart Scott
Malik Sealy
Junior Seau
Barney Sedran
Jerry Seeman
Lee Roy Selmon
John Servati
Joe Sewell
Stanley Shakespeare
Bobby Shane
Pat Shea
Bob Sheppard
Allie Sherman
Dave Shotkoski
Fritz Shurmur
Mark Siegel
George Sisler
Matthew Skalsky
Horst Skoff
Enos Slaughter
Mark Slavin
Kimbo Slice
David Smalley
Bob Smith
Bubba Smith
Corey Smith
Dean Smith
Derek Smith
Greg Smith
Hilton Smith
Jerry Smith
Larry Smith
Ron Smith
Will Smith
Sam Snead
Ed Snider
Jack Snow
Bruce Snyder
Dan Snyder
Gordon Solie
Freddie Solomon
Pak Song
Mike Souchak
Warren Spahn
Tommy Spinks
Ron Springs
Ken Stabler
Willie Stargell
Mark Starr
Bob St Clair
Turkey Stearnes
George Steinbrenner
Christian Steinmetz
Casey Stengel
Dernell Stenson
Paul Stewart
Payne Stewart
Nathan Stiles
Darryl Stingley
Maurice Stokes
Marvin Stone
Hank Stram
Chris Street
Korey Stringer
Tom Sturdivant
Pat Summerall
Jim Sweeney
Walt Sweeney

-T-
Jeff Taggart
Evan Tanner
Jerry Tarkanian
Roy Tarpley
Jack Tatum
Mosi Tatupu
Bryan Taylor
Sean Taylor
Bill Terry
Dimitri Tertyshny
Derrick Thomas
Ed Thomas
Larry Thomas
Orlando Thomas
Owen Thomas
John A. Thompson
Kevin Thompson
Jim Thorpe
Pat Tillman
Wayman Tisdale
George Toley
Andre Tooks
Pie Traynor
Virgil Trucks
Bill Tucker
Dan Turk
Bob Turley
Kevin Turner
T.J. Turner
Walter Turner

-U-
Johnny Unitas
University of Evansville Plane Crash
Gene Upshaw
Jose Uribe

-V-
Butch van Breda Kolff
Norm Van Brocklin
Steve Van Buren
Robert P. Vandivier
Norm Van Lier
Nick Vanos
Brad Van Pelt
Ronney Vargas
Bill Veeck
Ken Venturi
Mickey Vernon
Chris Von Erich
David Von Erich
Kerry Von Erich
Norman Von Nida
John Vukovich

-W-
Edward A. Wachter
Honus Wagner
Jimmy Walker
Tray Walker
Duke Wallenborn
Bill Walsh
Shawn Walton
Lloyd Waner
John Ed Washington
Anson Watahomigie
Andre Waters
Earl Weaver
Alex Webster
Marvin Webster
Mike Webster
Willie Wells
Frosty Westering
Zack Wheat
Rashidi Wheeler
Byron White
Dwight White
Henry White
Reggie White
Curtis Whitley
Hoyt Wilhelm
Norm Willey
Carl Williams
Chandler Williams
Darrent Williams
Marshall Williams
Ray Williams
Sam Williams
Ted Williams
Kramer Williamson
Bill Willis
Don Wilson
Ralph Wilson
Tony Winburn
Bill Wirtz
Tom Wittum
John Wooden
David Woodley
Mike Woods
Tim Woods
Robert Woodus
Gump Worsley
Ernie Wright
Lorenzen Wright
Shontel Wright
Early Wynn

-Y-
George Yardley
Garo Yepremian
B.J. Young
Cy Young
Michael Young
Kay Yow

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Sergei Zholtok
Don Zimmer

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