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Mack.
Thought this could be the best topic to post any news of sport stars that have passed away.


Former Chelsea manager Ron Suart has died at the age of 94.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32063681
Mack.
Richie Benaud, former Australian cricketer and regular cricket commentator has died, aged 84. "The Voice of Cricket" on Test Match Special and on Channel 4 cricket for so many years. One of the great sport commentators around he was.

Mack.
RIP Gregory Mertens who has died of heart failure, three days after collapsing and was given CPR during a match for Lokeren in a reserve match with Genk. Aged only 24.
Suedehead2
QUOTE(Mack @ Apr 30 2015, 04:23 PM) *
RIP Gregory Mertens who has died of heart failure, three days after collapsing and was given CPR during a match for Lokeren in a reserve match with Genk. Aged only 24.

It didn't sound good when it happened. What desperately sad news.
Rooney
Such sad news, my age as well. RIP
jark
Jesus. That's really shocking.

RIP.
Houdini
R.I.P to Gregory Mertens
Mack.
RIP Danny Jones a Welsh rugby league international who suffered a cardiac arrest during a game with League 1 rugby league team, Keighley Cougars. He won 12 caps for Wales. He was 29.
Mack.
RIP Tim Niscot who has become the second Belgian player to die of an cardiac arrest in the last two weeks. He collapsed during a tournament in Hemiksem on Friday. Aged only 23. He played in the fourth-tier of Belgian football for Wirijk-Beerschot.

RIP also to former Zaire defender Mwepu Illunga aged 66. Who was best known for this:



Mack.
RIP French TT Rider Franck Petricola has died following an accident during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT. He becomes the 141st death at the races since they began in 1907.
Mack.
RIP Jerry Collins a former New Zealand rugby player who won 48 caps from 2001 to 2007 who was killed in a car crash in France at the age of 34. His wife also died in the crash with their daughter in a critical condition in hospital.

Mack.
RIP former Rangers defender Colin Jackson who has died at the age of 68, following a battle with cancer.

Jonjo
One for the wrestling fans:

Dusty "The American Dream" Rhodes has sadly passed away today! A big loss to the WWE Universe today! Also so sad to know that both Cody & Goldust (who are still very much active in WWE) will be going through an immensley tough time! sad.gif

R.I.P Dusty sad.gif
Flatcap
One of the active wrestlers from my time following what was then the WWF. Loved the theme tune and his feud with the Million Dollar Man.

R.I.P. Dusty, both my brother and myself remember your polkadots!
Mack.
RIP former two-time World Cup winner Brazilian midfielder, Zito who died at the age of 82.

Mack.
RIP James Ackerman who died as a result of a on-field injury on Monday during a Australian rugby league cup match. He was only 25.
Mack.
RIP Jules Bianchi who died as a result of his severe head injuries he suffered in a crash at last year's Japanese Grand Prix.

More about his death can be seen on the F1 Thread.

Mack.
RIP Bernat Martinez and Daniel Rivas Fernandez who died from their injuries in a crash in a World Superbike support race in Laguna Seca yesterday.

Video of the crash:




Awful crash that is.

Jonjo
Another legendary wrestler now, R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy Piper! cry.gif
Mack.
RIP ex-Formula 1 driver and IndyCar driver Justin Wilson who has succumbed to his head injuries he suffered in a crash in Sunday's Pocono IndyCar 500 race. Debris from Sage Karam's car who crashed hit Wilson on Lap 178. He was 37 years old. 4 years after Dan Wheldon passed away in that awful Las Vegas crash.

He raced for Minardi and Jaguar during the 2003 season.



Here's what happened. WARNING: Contains scenes you may find distressing.

Mack.
RIP former Dundee United and Man United Ralph Milne who has died aged 54 following liver problems.

Houdini
Former Sunderland goalkeeper Márton Fülöp has died at the age of 32 due to cancer.
Soy Adrián
Enormously sad. RIP.
Rob S~
WWE Hall of Famer and former AWA champion Nick Bockwinkel passed away yesterday aged 80.
Houdini
New Zealand Rugby legend Jonah Lomu has died at the age of 40 sad.gif
ML Hammer95
Tragic to hear about Lomu. One of the true Sporting greats, in an industry where the word 'great' is often overused. RIP
Mack.
That performance in the 1995 Rugby World Cup will be never forgotten. One of the rugby greats. RIP Jonah Lomu.

Flatcap
Very sad news re Lomu. R.I.P.
Houdini
Former Rangers player Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in Honduras at the age of 26.
Mack.
RIP former Match of the Day presenter Jimmy Hill aged 87.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35141430



ML Hammer95
Jimmy Hill was a true pioneer of the game. Famous for helping abolish the 'maximum wage' back in the 1960's and known by millions for his work on MOTD. Owner of Coventry City and was the first to experiment with all-seater stadiums in the 1980's. Will never be forgotten.
Mack.
He was definitely a pioneer for the game. And also for as manager leading Coventry City from the bottom of the old Third Division to the First Division.
Rooney
RIP Jimmy.

Absolute icon. Did so much for football.
Houdini
R.I.P Jimmy Hill
Mack.
RIP Don Howe aged 80 who was a former English international and coach. He won 23 caps and was part of the 1971 double for Arsenal as their first team coach.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35171937
mdh
RIP Don Howe

Houdini
Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srníček has died at the age of 47 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
mdh
RIP former (seems like yesterday he played tho) Wigan defender Steve Gohouri. Died at the age of 43.

'On 16 December, Gohouri was reported missing after attending the Christmas party of his German club TSV Steinbach. He was meant to visit his family in Paris but never arrived. His body was later found in the River Rhine.'


Horrible stuff.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/35215114
Mack.
RIP Sussex bowler Matthew Hobden aged 22. That's no age at all.
Mack.
Former BBC tennis commentator Gerald Williams has died at the age of 86.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/35375113
Mack.
RIP Ex-New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe aged 53 and also to 2012 Olympic silver medallist rower Sarah Tait aged 33.

Mack.
RIP Johan Cruyff one of the greatest footballers of all time aged 68 who won three European Cup titles with Ajax, won Barcelona's first European Cup in 1992 and helped the Dutch reach the 1974 World Cup final and also for this:



The legendary 'Cruyff turn'.

ML Hammer95
Gotta echo this. Undisputable that he was one of the greatest platers ever. The Cruyff turn is immortal and he's an inspiration to countless players and managers across the globe.

RIP
Houdini
I don't think Barcelona would be the team that they are today if wasn't for Johan Cruyff. R.I.P to a legend!
Mack.
RIP Moto2 racer Luis Salom who died in a crash during practice for the Moto2 race at Catalunya for the Grand Prix. He was 25.

Jonjo
I posted it in the lounge, but I'll also post it here.

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74.

R.I.P.
Houdini
R.I.P to Martial Arts fighter Kimbo Slice who has died at the early age of 42.
Houdini
R.I.P to former Nigeria player and coach Stephen Keshi who has died at the age of 55.
bigwiglaf
I don't know how many people here might be fans of ice hockey, but, Gordy Howe, aka Mr. Hockey here in North America due to his longevity in the sport, having played on some sort of professional level over 6 decades, passed away at age 88....he won 4 Stanley Cup trophies while with the Detroit Red Wings of the NHL (National Hockey League)...
Mack.
RIP Ronan Costello an Huddersfield Giants academy player aged 17.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/36531753
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