15 Athletes Who Died Too Young


darryl kile


13. Darryl Kile – 33 Years Old

This incredibly popular Cardinals pitcher was found dead in his hotel room just moments before a game was to start in June of 2002. Cubs catcher Joe Girardi could only announce to the waiting fans at the game that a tragedy had occurred; he could not reveal the true reason of the game’s cancellation,as Kile’s wife Flynn and their three young children had not yet been notified. Kile had a 90% blockage in his arteries, and seemingly in the prime of his life and career, died of a heart attack in his sleep.


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