Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Tommy McDonald, 84 (1934 - 2018)

    Tommy McDonald

    Tommy McDonald (1934 – 2018) was a Hall of Fame receiver best known for his time on the Philadelphia Eagles. Only 5'9' tall, the speedy McDonald was known for his toughness on the field. He was a six-time Pro Bowl selection, catching 495 passes and scoring 84 touchdowns during his 12 year career, winning the 1960 NFL Championship with the Eagles. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1998. He...

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  • Stan Mikita, 78 (1940 - 2018)

    Stan Mikita

    Stan Mikita (1940 – 2018) was an NHL Hall of Fame center who played his entire career with the Chicago Blackhawks. He was one of the greatest players in NHL history, accumulating 1,467 points in 22 seasons. He died at the age of 78. For full coverage and obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Nikolai Volkoff, 70 (1947 - 2018)

    Nikolai Volkoff

    Josip Peruzovic (1947 – 2018) was born in Croatia and became famous as Nikolai Volkoff, the villainous Soviet wrestler. He and The Iron Sheik were WWE Tag Team Champions and had memorable bouts against superstars Sgt. Slaughter, Hulk Hogan, and Bruno Sammartino. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Peter Thomson, 88 (1929 - 2018)

    Peter  Thomson

    Hailed as a hero to some and as golf royalty to others, Peter Thomson, a five-time winner of the British Open and the only player in the 20th century to win the tournament for three straight years, died Wednesday. He was 88. For full obituary from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Hubert Green, 71 (1946 - 2018)

    Hubert Green

    Hall of Fame golfer Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. For full coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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