Sports stars who died too young

The life of an athlete can be fast and furious

Stars Insider

03/11/20 | StarsInsider


The life of an athlete can be fast and furious. They typically start young and quickly prove themselves at a national, and even international, level. While sometimes this leads to fame and an impressive career, unfortunately not all athletes make it that far.

NHL star Colby Cave, who played for the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers, passed away on April 11 2020 at just 25 years old. After having been put in a medically induced coma four days earlier, following a surgery to remove a colloid cyst causing pressure on his brain, Cave's cause of death was a brain bleed. His family, and wife of less than one year, were unable to be with him in his final moments because of COVID-19 hospital regulations. 

Unfortunately, many athletes who have shown immense dedication to their sport have had their careers fatefully cut short. Click through this gallery to discover other sports stars who died too young.


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