Retired star Flutie loses both parents on same day

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BOSTON: Former NFL and US college star quarterback Doug Flutie’s parents died within an hour of each other on Wednesday morning after being married for 56 years. In a Facebook posting, the former NFL, Canadian Football League and Boston College standout said that his father, Richard Flutie, died of a heart attack in the hospital followed by his mother, Joan, who passed away with a heart attack a short time later. “They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it. My parents were always there for their children, from the days my dad coached us as kids and my Mom would work the concession stands, through to this morning,” Flutie wrote.

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