Joan Flutie may have died of a broken heart.
The mother of CFL greats Doug and Darren Flutie passed away on Wednesday just hours after Dick, her husband of 56 years, died of a heart attack.
Doug Flutie, who played quarterback in Canada for eight seasons while winning three Grey Cups, posted a tribute to his parents on Facebook.
“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,” Flutie wrote. “They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it.”
A receiver, Darren Flutie played 12 years in the CFL, including five with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and was inducted into the Canadian Football of Fame in 2007. Doug joined him in 2008.
“I would like to honor my parents for all that they did throughout my and my brothers’ and sister’s lives,” Doug Flutie wrote. “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.”
It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my…