Doug Flutie’s Parents Die Within An Hour Of Each Other This Morning
Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
In a very tragic story, former QB Doug Flutie lost both of his parents, Dick and Joan, to heart attacks within an hour of each other Wednesday morning. Doug took to Facebook shortly after with his thoughts...

It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my father, Dick and mother, Joan. My Dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and my Mom, less than an hour later had a sudden heart attack and passed away. They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives. 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.
Just yesterday Doug was showing off Boston College's throwback uniforms for their game against Notre Dame this weekend.
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Amazing Moves101 months
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Placebeaux101 months
So sad.
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jacktown101 months
God be with u Doug.
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sullivanct19a101 months
RIP to both of them. Doug is right, people can certainly die of a broken heart.
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theBru101 months
Tough loss...Doug is a tuff guy, though...condolences and prayers for the family...
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Doug Masters101 months
Wow. RIP.
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TJGator1215101 months
Man that's gut wrenching
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