15 Athletes Who Died While Playing Their Sport


Youve really got to hand it to professional athletes. So much goes into maintaining their bodies and to being as good as possible at their sport. Most athletes, thankfully, never suffer too much for their love, the occasional injury or concussion not withstanding. However, some athletes have actually met their ends while playing the sports they love. In some cases, these deaths were a direct result of the sport itself. Some of these sports are pretty dangerous, after all! In other cases, untreated medical issues are to blame. In either case, here are 15 professional athletes who died while playing their sport.

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1. Lane Frost

All sports are dangerous, but you know which one is really dangerous? Rodeos. You may think that theyre silly, but you have to remember that a wild and unpredictable animal is at this sports center. This is exactly what Lane Frost discovered when he was riding a bull at the Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo in 1989. After dismounting the bull, the bull turned its head and gored Lane, killing him. He received a 91 out of 100 from the judges, though…


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