Deaths in Sport on June 26

  • 1864 Tom Hyer, American bare-knuckle boxer (American heavyweight champion 1841-51), dies of edema at 45
  • 1923 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • 1944 Billy Newham, cricketer (England Test 1887), dies
  • 1958 George Orton, Canadian athlete (b. 1873)
  • 1959 Audley Miller, cricketer (Test for England 1896), dies
  • 1960 John B. Kelly, American rower and father of Grace Kelly (3 x Olympic gold 1920, 24), dies of intestinal cancer at 70
  • 1967 Errol Hunte, Trinidadian cricketer (WI batsman in 3 Tests v England 1930), dies at 55
  • 1986 Laurie Fishlock, cricketer (4 Tests for England), dies
  • 1987 Glen Hall, South African cricketer (Test for South Africa 1965), commits suicide at 49

Roy CampanellaRoy Campanella (1921-1993)

American Baseball Hall of Fame catcher (NL MVP 1951, 53, 55; World Series 1955; 8 x MLB All Star; Brooklyn Dodgers), dies of a heart attack at 71

Don HutsonDon Hutson (1913-1997)

American College, Pro Football Halls of Fame wide receiver (Green Bay Packers), dies at 84

  • 1999 Angelo Bertelli, American College Football Hall of Fame quarterback (Heisman Trophy 1943, National C'ship 1943, Notre Dame), dies of brain cancer at 78
  • 2001 Soccer (dog actor) (b. 1988)
  • 2002 Jay Berwanger, American College Football Hall of Fame halfback (1st Heisman Trophy winner 1935, Chicago), dies from lung cancer at 88
  • 2003 Marc-Vivien Foé, Cameroon soccer midfielder (62 caps; collapsed during international match, died; Lens, West Ham, Lyon), dies of heart failure at 28
  • 2007 Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)
  • 2012 Ann Curtis, American Olympic swimmer, dies at 86
  • 2018 Phil Rodgers, American golfer (5 PGA Tour wins), dies of leukemia at 80
  • 2020 Jaroslav Pollák, Slovak soccer midfielder (49 caps, Czechoslovakia; Sparta Prague, Austria Salzburg), dies at 72
  • 2020 Theo Foley, Irish soccer defender (9 caps, Republic of Ireland; Burnley, Charlton Athletic) and manager (Northampton Town), dies at 83
  • 2020 William Negri, Italian soccer goalkeeper (12 caps; Mantova, Bologna), dies at 84
  • 2021 Marcelo Campo, Argentine rugby union winger (20 Tests Argentina, 6 South America; Pueyrredón SC), dies from a heart attack at 63