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Doug Flutie reveals that both of his parents died of heart attacks just minutes apart

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Doug Flutie, former Boston College legend and longtime NFL quarterback, announced on Wednesday that both of his parents died of heart attacks just minutes apart from each other.

He announced the news on his Facebook page, explaining that his father had been in poor condition in the hospital before passing of his heart attack. Less than an hour later, his mother also suffered a fatal heart attack.

It is with a heavy heart that I am making this statement. This morning my family experienced the tragic loss of my...

Posted by Doug Flutie on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"They say you can die of a broken heart and I believe it," he said in a Facebook post.

Flutie, 53, is currently an analyst for Notre Dame football on NBC. He was a Heisman trophy winner at BC, a CFL champion and MVP, and later an NFL Pro Bowler with the Buffalo Bills in 1998. He last played in the NFL in 2005 with the New England Patriots.

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