Doug Flutie: Ex-NFL QB loses both parents on same day

Updated: November 19, 2015
Doug Flutie: Ex-NFL QB loses both parents on same day

Doug Flutie has paid an emotional tribute to his parents, who he revealed died just an hour apart from one another after they both suffered heart attacks.

In a post on Facebook, Doug Flutie announced that his father Dick, and mother, Joan, both died within the same hour.

Doug Flutie posted that his dad had been ill and died of a heart attack in the hospital and his mom, less than an hour later, suddenly died of a heart attack.

“They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it,” Flutie posted.

Flutie wrote that he would like to honor his parents for all they did for him and his siblings.

“My parents were always there for their children, from the days my Dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning,” he wrote. “The most important part of their 56 years of marriage was providing opportunities to their children.”

Doug Flutie concluded the post by thanking everyone for their well wishes and prayers during this difficult time.

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