Deaths in Sport in 2014

  • Jan 5 Eus├ębio da Silva Ferreira, Portuguese footballer (top goalscorer-1966 World Cup), dies from heart failure at 71
  • Jan 5 Jerry Coleman, American baseball player, dies from complications from brain bleeding and surgery at 89
  • Jan 12 Gyula Torok, Hungarian Olympic Champion Boxer, dies at 75
  • Jan 13 Bobby Collins, Scottish footballer, dies at 82
  • Jan 19 Bert Williams, English footballer (Wolverhampton, 30 caps), dies at 93
  • Jan 26 Tom Gola, American basketball player, dies at 81
  • Mar 6 Ron Murphy, Canadian NHL player, dies at 80
  • Mar 20 Hilderaldo Bellini, Brazilian footballer, dies from complications from a heart attack at 83

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Mar 29 Hobart "Hobie" Alter, surf and sailing entrepreneur and pioneer who created the Hobie Cat, dies of cancer at 80

  • Apr 11 Bill Henry, American baseball player, dies from a heart attack at 86
  • Apr 12 Hal Smith, American baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82
  • Apr 20 Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, American boxer whose murder convictions were overturned after 19 years in prison, dies of prostate cancer at 76
  • Apr 25 Earl Morrall, American football player, dies from complications from Parkinson's disease at 79
  • Apr 28 Jack Ramsay, American Hall of Fame basketball coach, dies from cancer at 89
  • May 6 Jimmy Ellis, American boxer & WBA heavyweight champion, dies from dementia at 74
  • May 9 Mel Patton, American sprinter, double Olympic champion, dies at 89
  • May 11 Reg Gasnier, Australian Hall of Fame rugby league player, dies at 74
  • May 19 Jack Brabham, Australian racing driver and triple Formula 1 world champion, dies at 88
  • May 20 Phil Sharpe, English cricketer, dies at 77
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • Jun 9 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57

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Jun 13 Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • Jun 14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • Jun 16 Tony Gwynn, American Hall of Fame baseball player, dies from salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Aug 15 Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player, dies at 81
  • Aug 29 Bjorn Waldegard, Swedish rally driver, dies from cancer at 70
  • Oct 26 Jeff Robinson, American baseball player, dies at 52
  • Nov 8 Don Paul, 89, American football player, dies at 89
  • Nov 13 Alvin Dark, American baseball player & manager, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 92
  • Nov 16 Ian Craig, Australian cricketer, dies at 79
  • Nov 17 Ray Sadecki, American MLB player, dies from blood cancer at 73
  • Nov 23 Dorothy May Bundy-Cheney, American tennis player, dies at 98

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Dec 2 Jean Marc Beliveau, Canadian NHL player NHL, dies at 83

NHL Legend Jean Beliveau
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Jean Beliveau
  • Dec 16 Ernie Terrell, American boxer, dies at 75
  • Dec 25 Geoff Pullar, cricketer (England opening batsman late 50's early 60's), dies at 79