Officials declared Miracle on Ice star Mark Pavelich’s death a suicide Monday.
According to the Associated Press, the medical examiner determined that the American-born hockey hero committed suicide and died of asphyxia. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Miracle On Ice Hockey Hero Dies https://t.co/OUQ7ZirpN9
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) March 6, 2021
We are saddened to hear about the passing of 1980 Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich. We extend our deepest condolences to Mark’s family & friends.
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— USA Hockey (@usahockey) March 5, 2021
This entire situation is nothing short of being absolutely tragic. Pavelich was one of the best players on the Miracle on Ice team when the United States upset the Soviet Union in hockey at the 1980 Olympics.
He would later play several seasons in the NHL.
Miracle on Ice hockey hero Mark Pavelich has died at the age of 63, according to multiple reports.
He wore the red, white and blue on the world’s biggest stage and reminded us all of the greatness of America. Rest easy, Mark.
— David Hookstead (@dhookstead) March 5, 2021
At the age of 63, his life met a tragic end.
Hopefully, he finds the peace in the afterlife that he so clearly struggled to find in his later years, and let’s all remember Mark for what he was at his best. The man wore our colors when our country desperately needed a win and he helped give us a huge one. That’s how I’ll choose to remember Mark Pavelich.