Deaths in Sport on June 8

  • 1948 Sammy Carter, Australian cricket wicketkeeper (28 Tests, 65 dismissals), dies at 70

Satchel Paige

1982 Satchel Paige, American Baseball HOF pitcher (6 x Negro League, 2 x MLB All Star; World Series 1948 Cleveland Indians), dies of a heart attack at 75

  • 1991 Mary Bacon, jockey, dying of cancer, commits suicide by gun at 43
  • 1996 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • 2003 Leighton Rees, Welsh darts player (BDO World Champion 1978), dies at 63
  • 2004 Mack Jones, American baseball player, dies at 65
  • 2014 Billy McCool, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69

Maria Bueno

2018 Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78

  • 2020 Tony Dunne, Irish soccer left-back (33 caps, Republic of Ireland; Manchester United; Bolton Wanderers; Irish Footballer of the Year 1969), dies at 78
  • 2021 John Angus, English soccer defender (1 cap; Burnley 439 games), dies at 82
  • 2022 Aarno Turpeinen, Finnish soccer defender (16 caps; HJK 225 games), dies at 51
  • 2022 Julio Jiménez, Spanish road cyclist (King of the Mountains: Tour de France 1965, 66, 67 & Vuelta a España 1963, 64, 65), dies at 87