Deaths in Sport on May 25

  • 1916 Jack Marsh, Australian cricketer (Aboriginal bowler played for NSW 1900-03), dies in a pub brawl at 41 or 42
  • 1958 Rolland Beaumont, South African cricket batsman (5 Tests; Transvaal), dies at 74
  • 1981 Roy Brown, American R&B singer, songwriter ("Good Rockin' Tonight"), dies of a heart attack at 55
  • 1983 Black Jack Stewart, Canadian NHL hockey player (b. 1917)
  • 1992 Danny Biasone, American founder of the Syracuse Nationals (persuaded NBA to use 24 second clock), dies at 83
  • 1995 Krešimir Ćosić, Croatian basketball player, dies at 46
  • 1997 Jay Hebert, American golfer (PGA Championship 1960), dies at 74
  • 2007 Bill Johnston, Australian cricket fast/spin bowler (40 Tests, 160 wickets @ 23.91; Victoria), dies at 85
  • 2010 Alan Hickinbotham, Australian businessman, football player, & football coach (b. 1925)
  • 2010 Alexander Belostenny, Ukrainian basketball player (b. 1959)
  • 2011 Paul Splittorff, American MLB pitcher and broadcaster (KC Royals), dies of oral cancer at 64
  • 2011 Terry Jenner, Australian cricket spin bowler (9 Tests, 24 wickets; WA CA, SA CA), dies from a heart attack at 66
  • 2018 Bill Mallory, College Football coach (Miami, Colorado, Northern Illinois, Indiana), dies after brain surgery from a fall at 82
  • 2020 Balbir Singh Snr., Indian field hockey centre forward (Olympic gold 1948, 52, 56) and coach (World Cup gold 1975), dies at 96
  • 2020 Marcelino Campanal, Spanish soccer defender (11 caps; Real Avilés CF, Sevilla FC, Deportivo de La Coruña), dies at 88
  • 2020 Marvin Luster, American CFL Hall of Fame defensive back (6 x CFL All Star; Toronto Argonauts, Montreal Alouettes), dies at 82
  • 2021 J. D. Roberts, American College Football Hall of Fame guard (University of Oklahoma; Outland Trophy 1953) and coach (New Orleans Saints), dies at 88
  • 2022 Dick Conway, New Zealand rugby union flanker/#8 (10 Tests; Otago RFU, Bay of Plenty RU), dies at 87