NFL Corridor of Famer and Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus died final month of a stroke, in line with a dying certificates obtained by TMZ Sports activities.
Butkus died on October 5 at his residence in Malibu, California. Coincidentally (or maybe not), the Bears obtained their first win of the season on the identical evening Butkus died.
Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame member Dick Butkus is honored at halftime throughout the sport between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears at Soldier Discipline on October 31, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. (Stacy Revere/Getty Photographs)
In response to TMZ Sports activities, the dying certificates lists the reason for dying as “cerebral accident,” also referred to as stroke.
Different contributing causes had been listed, together with atrial fibrillation, persistent excessive ldl cholesterol, and atherosclerosis.
The affidavit cites Butkus’s coronary bypass surgical procedure in 2001. As TMZ Sports activities factors out, the affidavit lists Butkus’ job as “linebacker,” because it ought to.
Linebacker Dick Butkus No. 51 of the Chicago Bears is prepared for motion in opposition to the Cleveland Browns on November 30, 1969, throughout an NFL soccer sport at Wrigley Discipline in Chicago, Illinois. (Concentrate on Sports activities/Getty Photographs)
Butkus performed for the Bears all through his profession spanning from 1965 to 1973. Butkus is a five-time first group All-Professional and eight-time Professional Bowler. He was named to the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame All-Sixties Workforce, the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame All-Seventies Workforce, the NFL 100 All-Time Workforce, and was a 1979 inductee into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame.