Deaths in Sport on April 22

  • 1899 Ned Gregory, Australian cricket batsman (1 Test; first recognised Test in 1877), dies at 59
  • 1941 (Arthur) "Dooley" Briscoe MC, South African cricket batsman (2 Tests; Transvaal) and soldier (Military Cross, 1941), dies in action in Ethiopia at 30
  • 1993 Mark Koenig, American baseball player (NY Yankees), dies at 88
  • 1996 Harold "Jug" McSpaden, American golfer, course designer (17 PGA Tour wins), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 87
  • 1998 Kitch Christie, South African rugby coach, dies at 58
  • 2003 Michael Larrabee, American athlete (Olympic gold 400m, 4x400m relay 1964), dies from pancreatic cancer at 69
  • 2004 Pat Tillman, American football player & U.S. Army Ranger, killed in action at 27
  • 2008 Cameron Argetsinger, American auto racing executive (created Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course; F1 US Grand Prix 1961-80), dies from a stroke at 87
  • 2008 Dora Ratjen, German man who posed as a female high jumper (Olympic 4th 1936), dies at 89
  • 2008 Ed Chynoweth, Canadian ice hockey executive, dies at 66
  • 2011 Wiel Coerver, Dutch soccer manager (developer of Coerver Method, football coaching technique), dies of pneumonia at 86
  • 2019 Billy McNeill MBE, Scottish soccer defender (29 caps; Celtic) and manager (Celtic, Manchester City, Aston Villa), dies from dementia at 79
  • 2020 Hartwig Gauder, German race walker (Olympic gold men's 50k walk 1980), dies at 65

Guy Lafleur

2022 Guy Lafleur, Canadian Hockey HOF right wing (5 x Stanley Cup, 2 x NHL MVP, NHL Playoff MVP Montreal Canadiens; NY Rangers, Quebec Nordiques), dies of lung cancer at 70 [1]

  • 2022 Pedrie Wannenburg, South African rugby union flanker (20 Tests; Bulls, Ulster, Castres, Oyonnax), dies in a car accident at 41