Deaths in Sport on September 17

  • 1943 Dick Tyldesley, English cricket spin bowler (7 Tests, 19 wickets, BB 3/50; Lancashire CCC), dies at 46

Vitas GerulaitisVitas Gerulaitis (1954-1994)

Lithuanian/American tennis player (Australian Open 1977; Wimbledon doubles 1975), dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at 40

  • 1995 Lucien Victor, Belgian road racing cyclist, dies at 64
  • 2000 Nicole Reinhart, American cyclist (b. 1976)
  • 2001 Barry Shepherd, Australian cricket batsman (9 Tests, 5 x 50s; West Australia CA), dies at 64
  • 2015 Peter Heatly, Scottish diver and Chairman of the Commonwealth Games Federation, dies at 91
  • 2020 Larry Wilson, American Pro Football Hall of Fame free safety (8 x Pro Bowl; 6 x All Pro 1st Team; NFL Defensive Player of Year 1966; St. Louis Cardinals), dies at 82
  • 2021 Roger Brown, College Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Maryland Eastern Shore; 6 x Pro-Bowl; Detroit Lions, LA Rams), dies at 84