Deaths in Sport in May 2017

  • May 5 Adolph Kiefer, American 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1936), dies at 98
  • May 6 Steven Holcomb, American Bobsledder (Olympic gold 2010), dies at 37
  • May 11 Yale Lary, American NFL safety Hall of Famer (Detroit Lions), dies at 86
  • May 22 Nicky Hayden, American motorcycle racer (MotoGP Champion 2006), dies after being hit by a car at 35
  • May 23 Cortez Kennedy, American NFL defensive tackle (Seattle Seahawks)dies at 48
  • May 26 John Severson, founder of 'Surfer' magazine and artist (known for his depictions of surf culture), dies of cancer at 83
  • May 27 Jim Bunning, American baseball player and politician (pitched a perfect game in 1965, R-KY), dies at 85