The NFL star who spent 12 seasons with the New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, San Diego Chargers and Chicago Bears and is best known for his Hail Mary pass against Miami while playing for Boston College in 1984 lost both his parents today.
Doug Flutie's parents passed away within an hour of each other after being married for 56 years. His father, Dick, had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital. Less than an hour later, Dick Flutie's wife, Joan, suddenly had a heart attack and also passed away.
Flutie says "They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it,"
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