2014 Year In Review

Remembering the lives of the most notable personalities lost in 2014

Celebrity Deaths in Sports

  • Kel Nagle, 94 (1920 - 2015)

    Kel Nagle

    The Associated PressSYDNEY (AP) — Kel Nagle, a former British Open winner, U.S. Open runner-up and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame, has died. He was 94.The PGA of Australia said in a statement Thursday that Nagle, who won the British Open at St. Andrews in 1960, its centenary year, died overnight at a Sydney hospital. It did not give a cause of death.The Australian golfer, who won a...

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  • Bill Monbouquette, 78 (1936 - 2015)

    Bill Monbouquette

    BOSTON (AP) — Bill Monbouquette, an All-Star pitcher who threw a no-hitter and had a 20-win season for his hometown Boston Red Sox, has died. He was 78. Monbouquette died Sunday at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston due to complications from leukemia, the Red Sox announced Monday. Monbouquette spent more than 50 years in professional baseball as a player, coach and scout. He was...

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  • Maria Cerra Tishman, 96 (1918 - 2015)

    Maria Cerra Tishman

    The Associated PressPARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — Maria Cerra Tishman, a U.S. fencer who finished fourth in individual foil at the 1948 Olympics, has died. She was 96.The Vander Plaat-Caggiano Funeral Home in Fair Lawn said she died Saturday at a health-care center in Paramus.Competing as Maria Cerra at the London Games, she advanced through three preliminary rounds to reach the final eight. She missed...

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  • Toller Cranston , 65 (1949 - 2015)

    Toller  Cranston

    By The Associated Press, The Associated PressToller Cranston, a bronze medalist at the 1974 world championships and 1976 Olympics, died at his home in Mexico, Skate Canada said Saturday.He was 65.Cranston, a six-time Canadian senior men's champion, was known for his dramatic showmanship on the ice. Cranston was born in Hamilton, Ontario, and grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and Montreal before...

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  • Johan Martin Ferner, 87 (1927 - 2015)

    Johan  Martin  Ferner

    The Associated PressOSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway's royal household says the king's brother-in-law Johan Martin Ferner, who was part of the sailing team that won silver at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, has died. He was 87.In a statement, King Harald V announced "with great sadness" that Ferner died Saturday. The statement did not give a cause of death.Ferner was a commoner who married...

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