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Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • David Pearson, 83 (1934 - 2018)

    David Pearson

    David Pearson, the NASCAR Hall of Fame driver known as "the Silver Fox," died Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in his hometown of Spartanburg, S.C., according to multiple news sources. He was 83. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Wally Triplett, 92 (1926 - 2018)

    Wally Triplett

    Wally Triplett was the first black player to be drafted by an NFL team to play in an NFL game. He was drafted out of Penn State by the Detroit Lions in 1949. There were 3 black players drafted that year but Triplett was the first to play in a regular season game. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Willie McCovey, 80 (1938 - 2018)

    Willie McCovey

    San Francisco Giants legend Willie McCovey cracked more than 500 home runs in his Hall of Fame career. McCovey was a Giant for 19 of his 22 seasons in the league and was one of the most beloved players in San Francisco. He died at the age of 80. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Jim Taylor, 83 (1935 - 2018)

    Jim Taylor

    Fullback Jim Taylor (1935 – 2018) helped lead Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers to four NFL championship titles in the 1960s and a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I in 1967. Taylor was known for his toughness on the field, running over defenders. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Tex Winter, 96 (1922 - 2018)

    Tex Winter

    Assistant Coach Fred "Tex" Winter was the mastermind behind the triangle offense which helped lead Phil Jackson's Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers to nine NBA championships. The Bulls won titles from 1991 until 1993 and from 1996 until 1998 and the Lakers from 2000 through 2002. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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