Skip to comments.Puckett dies after massive stroke
Posted on 03/06/2006 5:11:04 PM PST by daler
PHOENIX Twins Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett died tonight.
Puckett suffered a massive stroke Sunday morning at his home in Scottsdale, Ariz., and underwent surgery. He had been transferred to St. Josephs Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix.
Family members assembled at the hospital Monday to make the decision on life support. The people with knowledge of Pucketts condition said he was expected to be removed from the life support sometime Monday.
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May he rest in peace.
One can never say, "Well, it was for the best" for anyone but oneself, but this may be close.
RIP, Kirby; you deserved better.
Great ballplayer. I think he became bitter on life after the eye problems. The guy was a gamer though. And nothing but prayers for his family. May he rest in peace with our Lord Jesus.
I'm not a doctor, but every time I remember that beaning I have to think it must have done serious damage. Prayers for the family.
As a player he was amazing. As a man he was lacking in character and class.
Indeed, he was a credit to the game. His passing is very sad.
He was like Sharon, short and extremely over weight. I wish he had taken better care of himself in retirement.
Make ya' feel better?
well before the normal trashing of the recently dead begins, let me say prayers for his family and may God Bless him.
Some people have a hard time holding back from dancing on graves.
I'm not a sports fan but am familiar with the name. What type of problems did he have in recent years?
Unfortunately personal problems in recent years diminished the fabulous player and personality that he was.
The thing that made him so great was he never blamed someone else. He always acceped responsibility. A trait not seen much today.
During the 1980s and 1990s you could ask ANY kid in Minnesota who their favorite sport star was and it was 100% Kirby. He will be missed by a LOT of people.
He may have had some personal issues, but on the field, and in the clubhouse, he was the best.
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