Athletes, coaches, and sports personalities aren’t as widely broadcast as celebrities, but they deserve the respect and recognition for the dedication and effort they placed into sports. Athletes like Emanuel Yarbrough are familiar faces in the sport. He was once touted as the world’s largest living athlete by Guinness Book of World Records, but not that many people heard that this 600-pound star passed on December 21, 2015. Here are athletes you had no idea passed.
The Canadian freestyle skier was a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist. While training at the Park City Mountain Resort Eagle in Park City, Utah, onlookers saw her landing on her head, shortly after she went into cardiac arrest. Her ashes were spread in the mountains of Sochi, Russia during the 2014 Olympic Games.
July 4, 1981 – April 9, 2016
Saints defensive end was shot in a road rage incident April 9, 2016. He was 34