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Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Pedro Morales, 76 (1942 - 2019)

    Pedro Morales

    Pedro Morales was a beloved pro wrestler, a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. He was the first wrestler in WWE history to win the Triple Crown: the WWE Championship, Intercontinental Championship, and World Tag Team Championship. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Gordon Banks, 81 (1937 - 2019)

    Gordon Banks

    Gordon Banks (1937 – 2019) was one of the greatest goalkeepers in soccer history, leading England to a 1966 World Cup win at home against West Germany. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Frank Robinson, 83 (1935 - 2019)

    Frank Robinson

    Frank Robinson, the first black manager in Major League Baseball, and a Hall of Fame player, died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 in Los Angeles of bone cancer, according to media sources. He was 83. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Bob Friend, 88 (1930 - 2019)

    Bob Friend

    Bob Friend, longtime Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher and member of 1960 World Series-winning team, died Sunday, February 3, 2019 in Pittsburgh, according to multiple news sources. He was 88. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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  • Julius Campbell, 65 (2019)

    Julius Campbell

    Julius Campbell was a star defensive lineman who helped lead the T.C Williams Titans to the 1971 Virginia state championship title. The Alexandria, Virginia high school was newly integrated and Campbell was a key player in bringing harmony to the team after initial racial tension. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.

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