The 15 Biggest Athlete Tragedies of the Decade

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The 15 Biggest Athlete Tragedies of the Decade
(Photo by Doug Pensin

All too often, it seems we are reminded of the mortality of man when the shocking news that one of our heroes, someone whose athletic prowess we watch and cheer on week in and week out, has made headlines for a much more tragic reason: their untimely and ultimately senseless death at much too early an age.

While some were entering the twilight of their careers, others were just getting started, only to have circumstances dictate that their time was most decidedly finished.

Here then, in no particular order, are the 15 biggest tragedies in the first decade of this century.

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