Deaths in Sport in 2013

  • Jan 2 Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, Uruguayan football player, dies from a respiratory illness at 67
  • Jan 4 Derek Kevan, English footballer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Neil Adcock, South African cricketer, dies from bowel cancer at 81
  • Jan 13 Rusi Surti, Indian cricketer, dies from complications from a stroke at 76
  • Jan 14 Giorgio Alverà, Italian bobsledder, dies at 69
  • Jan 15 Chucho Castillo, Mexican bantamweight boxer (WBA, WBC, 1970), dies from a heart attack at 68
  • Jan 16 Yevdokiya Mekshilo, Soviet skier (Olympic gold 1964), dies at 81
  • Jan 19 Anatoly Bannik, Ukranian chess master, dies at 91
  • Jan 19 Milt Bolling, American MLB shortstop, dies from complications from heart surgery at 82

Person of interestStan Musial

Jan 19 Stan Musial, American MLB hall of famer, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92

MLB Legend Stan Musial
MLB Legend
Stan Musial
  • Jan 19 Earl Weaver, American hall of fame MLB manager, dies from a heart attack at 82
  • Jan 20 Freddie Williams, Welsh motorcycle speedway champion, dies at 86
  • Jan 28 Eddy Choong, Malaysian badminton player, dies at 82
  • Jan 31 Timir Pinegin, Russian sailor (Olympic gold 1960), dies at 85
  • Feb 1 Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), dies at 80
  • Feb 2 Walter Francis Sweeney, American NFL guard, dies from pancreatic cancer at 71

  • Feb 20 Antonio Roma, Argentinian footballer, dies at 80
  • Feb 22 Atje Keulen-Deelstra, Dutch speed skater, dies at 74
  • Mar 1 Sammy Guillen, West Indian cricketer (wicket-keeper for West Indies & NZ), dies at 88
  • Mar 6 Sabine Bischoff, German fencer (Olympic gold 1984), dies at 54
  • Mar 13 Ducky Detweiler, American MLB player, dies at 94
  • Mar 19 Bud Palmer, American basketball player (NY Knicks) and sportscaster, dies at 91
  • Mar 22 Pietro Mennea, Italian sprinter, dies from cancer at 60
  • Mar 23 Virgil Trucks, American MLB pitcher, dies at 95
  • Mar 25 Lou Sleater, American MLB pitcher, dies from lung disease at 86
  • Mar 26 Tom Boerwinkle, American NBA player, dies at 67
  • Mar 27 Hjalmar Andersen, Norwegian speed skater, dies from trauma due to a fall at 90
  • Mar 28 Soraya Jiménez, Mexican weightlifter, dies from a heart attack at 70
  • Mar 30 Bob Turley, American MLB pitcher, dies from liver cancer at 82
  • Apr 1 Nicolae Martinescu, Romanian Olympic wrestling champion, dies at 73
  • Apr 4 Ian Walsh, Australian rugby league player, dies at 80
  • Apr 11 Grady Hatton, American baseball player and manager, dies from natural causes at 90
  • Apr 12 Robert Byrne, American grand chess master, dies from Parkinson’s disease at 84

Person of interestPat Summerall

Apr 16 Pat Summerall, American NFL player and sportscaster, dies from cardiac arrest at 82

CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster Pat Summerall
CBS, Fox, and ESPN Sportscaster
Pat Summerall
  • Apr 19 Mike Denness, Scottish cricketer, dies from cancer at 72
  • Apr 20 Nosher Powell, English actor and boxer, dies at 84
  • Apr 24 Larry Felser, American sports columnist, dies at 80
  • Apr 25 Rick Camp, American MLB pitcher, dies of natural causes at 59
  • May 3 Joe Astroth, American MLB player, dies at 90
  • May 7 George Sauer, Jr., American football player, dies from heart failure at 69
  • May 9 Andrew Simpson, British sailor, dies after a yacht capsize at 36

  • May 11 Jack Butler, American football player, dies from complications from staph infection at 85
  • May 13 Chuck Muncie, American football running back, dies from a heart attack at 60
  • May 13 Vladimir Romanovsky, Soviet sprint canoer, dies at 56
  • May 16 Dick Trickle, American race car driver, commits suicide by gunshot at 71
  • May 17 Ken Venturi, American golfer and sports broadcaster, dies from multiple infections at 82
  • May 24 Ron Davies, Welsh footballer, dies at 70
  • May 24 Antonio Puchades, Spanish footballer (23 caps), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 87
  • Jun 3 Deacon Jones, American NFL Hall of Fame Defensive End, dies from natural causes at 73
  • Jun 6 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Jun 11 Miller Barber, American golfer (11 PGA, 3 US Senior Open titles), dies from lymphoma at 82
  • Jun 15 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • Jun 15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • Jun 16 Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94
  • Jun 18 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • Jun 23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • Jun 27 Alain Mimoun, French runner, dies at 92
  • Jul 1 John Stanford, American college baseball coach/administrator (Middle Tennessee), dies at 77
  • Jul 14 Matt Batts, American MLB player, dies at 91
  • Jul 15 Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), dies at 72
  • Jul 16 Torbjorn Falkanger, Norwegian ski jumper who took the Olympic oath in 1952, dies at 85
  • Jul 19 Phil Woosnam, Welsh footballer and manager, dies from complications from prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease at 90
  • Jul 19 Bert Trautmann, German footballer, dies from heart failure at 89
  • Jul 22 Lawrie Reilly, Scottish footballer, dies at 84
  • Jul 23 Djalma Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from pneumonia at 84
  • Jul 23 Emile Griffith, American boxer, (world welterweight, middleweight & junior middleweight champion), dies of dementia complications at 75
  • Jul 28 George Scott, American MLB player, dies at 69
  • Jul 28 Frank Castillo, American MLB player, drowns at 44
  • Jul 29 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian soccer striker (Ecuador 58 caps), dies from heart failure at 27
  • Aug 4 Art Donovan, American football player, dies from a respiratory ailment at 89
  • Aug 9 John Logan, American MLB player, dies at 86
  • Aug 9 Glen Hobbie, American MLB pitcher (Chicago Cubs), dies at 77
  • Aug 18 Dezső Gyarmati, Hungarian water polo player, dies at 85
  • Aug 25 Gilmar, Brazilian football player, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83
  • Aug 27 Zelmo Beaty, American basketball player, dies at 73

Person of interestTommy Morrison

Sep 1 Tommy Morrison, American heavyweight boxing champion and actor, dies from multiple organ failure at 44

Heavyweight Boxer Tommy Morrison
Heavyweight Boxer
Tommy Morrison
  • Sep 5 Willie Frazier, American football player (Houston Oilers), dies at 71
  • Sep 13 James Bradford, American heavyweight weightlifter (Olympic silver 1952, 56), dies at 84
  • Sep 14 Rock Casares, American football player, dies at 82
  • Sep 18 Ken Norton, American heavyweight boxer, dies at 70
  • Sep 19 Gerrie Muhren, Dutch footballer, dies from complications from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67
  • Sep 19 Hiroshi Yamauchi, Japanese businessman (President of Nintendo, 1949-2003, owner of Seattle Mariners), dies at 85
  • Sep 27 Gates Brown, American MLB player (Detroit Tigers: 1963-75), dies at 74
  • Sep 29 L. C. Greenwood, American football player, dies from kidney failure at 67
  • Oct 8 Andy Pafko, American baseball player, dies at 92
  • Oct 18 Allan Stanley, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 87

Person of interestBill Sharman

Oct 25 Bill Sharman, American basketball player, dies from complications from a stroke at 87

NBA Guard Bill Sharman
NBA Guard
Bill Sharman
  • Nov 2 Walt Bellamy, American HOF basketball player, dies at 74
  • Nov 4 Hakon Barfod, Norwegian sailor and Olympic champion, dies at 87
  • Nov 13 Todd Christensen, NFL player (Oakland) and sportscaster, dies from complications during liver transplant surgery at 57
  • Nov 21 Vern Mikkelsen, American HOF basketball player, dies at 85
  • Nov 22 Reg Simpson, English cricketer, dies at 93
  • Nov 25 Bill Foulkes, English footballer (Manchester United), dies at 81
  • Nov 27 Nilton Santos, Brazilian footballer, dies from a lung infection at 88
  • Dec 21 Bronzell Miller, American WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals), dies at 42
  • Dec 22 Ed Herrmann, American baseball player, dies from prostate cancer at 67
  • Dec 25 Mike Hegan, American baseball player, dies from heart failure at 71
  • Dec 26 Paul Blair, American baseball player, dies at 69