High Profile Sudden Deaths & Injuries - People & Events

Performers dying, falling ill and collapsing on stage
53 in 3 months to 19 Oct 2022

Cody Longo

Actor, Days of Our Lives

Age 34

Died –  2023

Cause: In his sleep

Duncan Pugh

Australian Olympian

Age 48

Died –  2023

Cause: suddenly

Sara Lee

WWE wrestler

Age 30

Died – Oct 2022 

Cause: suddenly

Sharon Stone’s brother

 Patrick Joseph Stone 

Age 57

Died –  2023

Cause: Cardiac Arrest

Jack Burnell-Williams

Guardsman who walked along side Queen’s casket

Age 18

Died –  2022 

Cause: suddenly

Jesse Lemonier

NFL linebacker

Age 25

Died – Jan 2023

Cause: none given

Daniel Moshi

High School singer

Died: October 2022

Age: 1

Cause of death: collapsed on stage and suddenly died

Sam Westmoreland

Mississippi State Footballer

Dead – October 2022

Age: 18

Cause of death: unknown

Cam Shaw

Boxer (British)

Age 25

Died – Oct 2022 

Injury: while snorkelling

George Zogoolas

‘King of Chapel St’ nightclubs

Died: November 3rd, 2022

Age: ?

Cause of death: heart attack

James Caan

Musician The Saints

Dead – 9th April 2022

Age: 65

Cause of death: Natural causes

Caroline Jones


Age 84

Died – June 2022 

Injury: fall

Mary Mara


Died June 2022

Age: 61

Cause of death: while swimming

James Caan


Dead – 6th July 2022

Age: 82

Cause of death: Heart attack

Ivana Trump

Business woman

Age 73

Died – 14th July 

Injury: fell down stairs

Anne Heche


Died 11th August 2022

Age: 53

Cause of death: single car accident

John Hamblin

Play School host

Died – 21st September 2022

Age: 87

Cause of death: Heart attack



Died – 29th October 2022

Age: 49

Injury: suddenly

Tulsi Tanti

Indian renewable energy pioneer

Died 2022

Age: 64

Cause of death: heart attack

Julie Powell


Died – 26th October 2022

Age: 49

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Leslie Jordan


Died – 24th October 2022

Age: 67

Injury: single car accident

Boston Marathon

Runner dies, 15 others ‘injured’

May 2022

Jason Januszke

AFL Trainer

Died – 24th May 2022

Age: 43

Cause of death: Cardiac arrest

Kusal Mendis

Sri Lankan cricketer

Died – 23rd May 2022

Age: 27

Injury: chest pains on field

Andy Fletcher

Band member Depeche Mode

Died – 26th May 2022

Age: 60

Injury: Natural causes (at 60?)

Bo Hopkins


Died – 29th May 2022

Age: 80

Cause of death: Heart attack

Lily Davila

Wife of Macarthur Bulls captain

Died – 29th May 2022

Age: 31

Cause of death: In her sleep

Peter Matera

Former AFL footballer

Dead – 29th May 2022

Age: 53

Injury: Severe heart attack

Ray Liotta


Dead – 26th May 2022

Age: 67

Cause of death: In his sleep

Mario Biasin

Founder of Metricon Homes

Dead – 16th May 2022

Age: 71

Cause of death: ‘Unexpected and sudden’

Jamal Edwards

UK music entrepreneur, ambassador for the Prince’s Trust youth charity

Dead – 20th February 2022

Age: 31

Cause of death: cardiac arrest 

Mark Lanegan

Singer, songwriter, musician

Dead – 22nd Feb 2022

Age: 57

Cause of death: not declared.  After initially publically stating his ‘conspiracy theories’ about COVID, in 2021 he said he had concluded that the COVID-19 pandemic was a “natural event” and also admitted that “I was one of those knuckleheads who was wary of the vaccine. But I learned my lesson. I’ll be the first one to get a booster shot…”

Lil Keed

Hong Kong Actor

Dead – 27th April 2022

Age: 87

Cause of death: Experienced chest pains while in COVID 19 quarantine hotel – family stated he had been vaccinated, had tested negative for C19 and had no chromic health issues. Found collapsed. Cause of death unknown.

Kang Soo-yeon

South Korean Actress

Dead – 7th May 2022

Age: 55

Cause of death: cardiac arrest after cerebral haemorrhage

Andrew Symonds

Former Aussie Cricketer

Dead – 14th May 2022

Age: 46

Cause of death: single car accident-drove off road

Lil Keed


Dead – 13th May 2022

Age: 24

Cause of death: complained of stomach pains, then dies of organ failure

Musa Yamak

German boxer

Dead – 14th May 2022

Age: 38

Cause of death: heart attack

Cameron Dale

Long-term partner of Jessica Watson, round-the-world-sailor

Dead – September 2021

Age: 29

Cause of death: catastrophic stroke

Ryan Channing

Skincare entrepreneur and ex-partner of Ian Thorpe

Dead – May 2022

Age: 32

Cause of death: ‘sudden’

Fred Ward


Dead – 8th May 2022

Age: 79

Cause of death: ‘suddenly’


Daughter of the President of the Sth Aust AMA.

Dead – 11th May 2022

Age: 26

Cause of death: ‘suddenly – never woke up after going to bed’

Stacey Cummings

Pro Bodybuilder

Dead – 20th April 2022

Age: 32

Cause of death: undeclared

Nelly Korda


Condition: blood clot

Diagnosed- 13th March 2022

Age: 23

Brian Wallace

American Footballer

Dead – 17th April 2022

Age: 26

Cause of death: heart attack

Mariasofia Paparo

Italian Swimmer

Dead – 11th April 2022

Age: 27

Cause of death: heart attack

Swiss Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf diagnosed with myocarditis.

SWISS marathon record holder and Olympic athlete Fabienne Schlumpf recently revealed she has been diagnosed with myocarditis and may never be able to compete again.


NBL star Ben Madgen diagnosed with pericarditis after Pfizer vaccine

Former Aussie basketball star Ben Madgen says he was hospitalised with a rare inflammatory heart condition after his Covid-19 vaccine.

Age: 36

Cedric McMillan

US Bodybuilder

Dead – 12th April 2022

Age: 44

Cause of death: heart attack while on treadmill

Chris Bailey

Dead – 9th April 2022
Age: 65
Cause of death: not declared

Jed Anderson

Age: 28
Condition: pericarditis

Swiss athlete Sarah Atcho has been diagnosed with heart problems.

SARAH ATCHO, a Swiss sprinter who competed in two World Championships and one Olympics, has been diagnosed with heart problems following the Covid vaccine.

Ollie Wines

Age: 27
Condition: Heart irregularities (subbed out mid-game)

Dean Wallis

Age: 52
Date of injury: March 2022
Condition: Heart issue leading to life-saving surgery

Dilruk Jayasinha

Age: 37
Date of injury: 6th April 2022
Condition: Heart Attack

Complete COVID-19 Vaccine-Related Athlete Injury/Death List To-Date: 779 Cardiac Arrests, Serious Issues, 500 Dead


Red Óg Murphy

AFL recruit for Nth Melbourne

Dead – 1st April 2022

Age: 21

Official cause: In his sleep – cause not yet released

Tennis World Rocked as FIFTEEN “Fully Vaccinated” Players Unable to Finish Miami Open


Dr Joseph Kabungo

Renowned football physician

Dead – 21st March 2022

Age: cannot confirm

Official cause: Cardiac arrest

Ken West

Founder of Big Day Out, talent promotor

Dead – 7th April 2022

Age: 64

Official cause: “peacefully in his sleep”

Jeff Carson

Founder of Big ay Out, talent promotor

Dead – 26th March 2022

Age: 58

Official cause: Heart attack

AJ Crimson

Celebrity Make-up Artist

Dead – 30th March 2022

Age: 27

Official cause: Not yet revealed

Hailey Bieber

Wife of Justin Bieber

Hospitalised with blood clot to the brain.

Age: 25

Tony Mokbel

Australian Crimonal – imprisoned

Hospitalised with chest pains

Age: 56


Taylor Hawkins

Foo Fights – Drummer

Dead – 25th March 2022

Age: 50

Official cause: Natural Causes – Heart Attack

Kimberley Kitching

Australian Senator

Dead – 22nd March 2022

Age: 52

Official cause: Natural Causes – Heart Attack

Shane Warne

Australian Cricketer – Retired

Dead – 4th March 2022

Age: 52

Official cause: Natural Causes – Heart Attack

Rod Marsh

Australian Cricketer – Retired

Dead – 4th March 2022

Age: 74

Official cause: Natural Causes – Heart Attack

Glenn Wheatley

Australian musician, talent manager and promotor

Dead – 1st February 2022

Age: 74

Official cause: Complications of COVID19

Jean-Marc Vallee

Hollywood Director of ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ and ‘Big Little Lies’

Dead – 27th December 2021

Age: 58

Official cause: Natural Causes – Heart Attack

Carlos Marin

Singer – Il Divo

Dead – 19th December 2021

Age: 53

Official cause: Complications of COVID 19

Stephen Sondheim

American composer and lyricist

Dead – 26th November 2021

Age: 91

Official cause: Cardiovascular Disease

Amanda Brown

Wife of Sam Newman

Dead – 1st May 2021

Age: 50

Official cause: Aneurism 

Pilot medical episodes

Tara Air wreckage with 22 people onboard found in Nepal mountains

30th May 2022
Cause: unknown-being investigated

Light Aircraft goes down in Coonabarabran

Pilot dead. 57-year-old. 

19th April 2022
Cause: unknown-being investigated

Passenger lands plane in Florida after pilot has medical emergency on flight from the Bahamas

May 2022

Mt Disappointment Helicopter Crash

Five dead, including 32-year-old pilot. 

31st March 2022

China plane crash: All 132 passengers and crew dead.

China Eastern Airlines Flight 5735


Retired Airline Captain, Graham Hoody (‘Hoody’) warning of the risk to pilots of jab.


More than 75 athletes “suddenly” died in 5 months


Since mid-2021 there has been a strikingly high number of “sudden and unexpected” deaths in sport. In full activity, even 13-year-old children with heart problems are already falling.


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There are already more than 75 athletes “suddenly” deceased in the last 5 months. Since mid-2021 there has been a strikingly high number of “sudden and unexpected” deaths in sport. In full activity, even 13-year-olds are falling.

There are no reliable statistics to compare whether these numbers are normal or increased dramatically. On Wikipedia there are lists of athletes who died during the game. The list dates back to 1889 and is long at first glance, but in the end it shows that even in the “disaster years” between 5 and 8 such deaths were recorded. Many of them have to do with heart problems.

READ ALSO: FIFA players dying suddenly, athletes collapsing with heart attacks: 370 cases in 2021

The question is therefore difficult to answer without official and comprehensive statistics: Do more people really die “suddenly and unexpectedly” in sport, especially when it affects professionals and high-level athletes? And is it due to vaccination, as many critical minds suspect?

List of athletes “suddenly” deceased in the last 5 months

We have compiled a list of known cases in recent months. Most likely it is incomplete. It includes many deaths, and some who developed serious heart problems but fortunately survived. Striking: the youngest on the list was only 13 years old. Many entries refer to people under the age of 20. All these people may have fallen dead or seriously ill on the playing field for “normal” reasons. Why are the authorities not interested in this, why are excuses always found instead of strict examinations, precise autopsies?

This is the list of horrors, starting in June 2021 – when vaccination campaigns were in full swing and everyone who blindly trusted the system had already received their second vaccine. We do not claim that all of these people have become ill and died from vaccination, or that there is a proven relationship in the case of vaccination.

The date indicated corresponds in most cases to the day of the report and does not have to coincide with the date of the event.


  • 4.6.21, Italy, 29 years old. Giuseppe Perrino, a 29-year-old former professional, collapses and dies at a charity game for his deceased brother.
  • 7.6.21, Germany 38 years old. Professional table tennis player Michael Schneider dies suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • 12.6.21, Denmark, 29 years old. Footballer Christian Eriksen collapses lifelessly during a Euro Cup match: he can be revived, but needs a pacemaker for the rest of his life.
  • 22.6.21, Hungary, 18 years old. Footballer Viktor Marcell Hegedüs died while warming up for training in Hungary.
  • 14.07.21, The Netherlands, 31 years old. Olympic speed skating champion Kjelt Nuis is seriously ill after vaccination, hospitalized with heart problems.
  • 16.07.21, Egypt. Footballer Imad Bayumi died during a friendly match in Egypt.
  • 22.07.21, Germany, 36 years old. On July 22, SV Olympia Schlanstedt and Germania de Kroppenstedt met. During the match, the Schlanstedt player Nicky Dalibor collapsed and had to be revived on the field.
  • 23.07.21, Germany, 27 years old. Tim B. of SV Hamberge (Schleswig-Holstein) collapses and dies when returning from a football tournament.
  • 24.07.21, Germany. A player from TuS Hoberge-Uerentrup (Bielefeld) collapses on the pitch with a cardiac arrest.
  • 31.07.21, The Netherlands, 19 years old. Handball player Whitnée Abriska, 19, died of cardiac arrest just before a flight.
  • 02.08.21, Belgium, 18 years old. Rune Coghe, from Eendracht Hoglede (Belgium), suffers a heart attack during the match
  • 02.08.21, Austria, 18 years old. Chronicle: An anonymous 18-year-old player in Burgenland (Austria) collapses on the field and is saved thanks to the intervention of the helicopter.
  • 06.08.21, Germany. The district league player from SpVgg. Oelde II has to be resurrected by his opponent.
  • 14.08.21/37/XNUMX, Belgium, XNUMX years old. Former French professional footballer Franck Berrier died of several heart attacks while playing tennis.
  • 15.08.21 Germany. SV Niederpöring goalkeeping coach suffers a heart attack after training.
  • 16.08.21 France 24 years old. Bordeaux professional Samuel Kalu suffers a cardiac arrest during a Ligue 1 match.
  • 18.08.21 Belgium 25 years old. Belgian footballer Jente Van Genechten (25 years old) suffers a cardiac arrest in the opening stages of a cup match.
  • 21.08.21, Turkey, 31 years old. Fabrice N’Sakala (31), from Istanbul Besiktas, collapses on the pitch without the rival intervening and has to be transferred to hospital
  • 22.08.21, Italy, 29 years old. Pedro Obiang, from Sassuolo Calcio, a club in the Italian first division, hospitalized for myocarditis after being vaccinated with Covid.
  • 22.08.21, Venezuela, 30 years old. The Venezuelan national marathon champion, Alexaida Guedez, dies of a heart attack during a 5.000-meter race.
  • 24.08.21, Luxembourg, 29 years old. José dos Reis, player of Red Black Pfaffenthal (Luxembourg) faints on the field and has to be revived.
  • 29.08.21, Germany. In the Dillenburg C-League (Central Hesse), a Hirzenhain player faints and the match is suspended.
  • 05.09.21, France, 16 years old. Diego Ferchaud of ASPTT Caen suffers a cardiac arrest in a U-18 league game in Saint-Lô.
  • 06.09.21, Austria. A player from ASV Baden (Lower Austria) collapses on the pitch and has to be revived.
  • 06.09.21, Italy, 16 years old. An anonymous 16-year-old footballer suffers a cardiac arrest in Bergamo
  • 06.09.21, Belgium, 27 years old. Belgian amateur footballer Jens De Smet, from Maldegem, suffers a heart attack during a match and dies in hospital.
  • 06.09.21, Italy, 13 years old. A soccer player of the Janus Nova club from Saccolongo (Italy) collapses on the field with a cardiac arrest
  • 07.09.21, Great Britain, 17 years old. Footballer Dylan Rich dies of a double heart attack during a match in England.
  • 09.09.21, Germany. The Birati Club Münster player suffers the fate of Eriksen in a Kreisliga match against FC Nordkirchen II: collapse with cardiac arrest. The party is abandoned
  • 10.09.21, Germany, 24 years old. Lucas Surek, from BFC Chemie Leipzig, is diagnosed with myocarditis.
  • 10.09.21, Germany, 24 years old. Lucas Surek (24 years old), from BFC Chemie Leipzig, suffers from myocarditis.
  • 11.09.21, France, 49 years old. Ain / France: Frédéric Lartillot succumbs to a heart attack in the locker room after a friendly match.
  • 11.09.21, Italy, 45 years old. Andrea Astolfi, sports director of Calcio Orsago (Italy), suffers a sudden heart attack after returning from training and sees
  • 11.09.21, Denmark, 22 years old. Abou Ali suffers a cardiac arrest during a league match in Denmark
  • 11.09.21, The Netherlands, 19 years old. Ice hockey player Sebastiaan Bos died suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • 12.09.21, Austria, 40 years old. A half marathon runner collapsed during the race and died shortly after.
  • 13.09.21, Germany. Anil Usta of VfB Schwelm (Ennepetal) collapses on the pitch with heart problems.
  • 13.09.21, France 33 years old. Dimitri Liénard of FC Strasbourg collapses with heart problems in a Ligue 1 match.
  • 14.09.21/37/37, USA XNUMX years old. Former NFL pro Parys Haralson dies suddenly and unexpectedly at age XNUMX.
  • 18.09.21, Germany 25 years old. Kingsley Coman (25), from FC Bayern München, undergoes heart surgery after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia.
  • 18.09.21, Canada 25 years. Canadian college football player Francis Perron died shortly after a game.
  • 19.09.21, France 19 years old. A 19-year-old FC Nantes footballer suffers a cardiac arrest in training.
  • 19.09.21, Germany. SG Traktor Divitz volleyball coach Dirk Splisteser collapses dead on band of the match
  • 21.09.21, Augsburg. The assistant referee of a Kreisliga Augsburg match in Emersacker collapses with heart problems
  • 21.09.21, Germany. During the qualifying match for the Women’s World Cup between Germany and Serbia in Chemnitz, English linesman Helen Byrne has to be taken off the field with heart problems
  • 27.09.21, Germany. Match suspended due to referee cardiac arrest in a match played by Lauber SV (Donauwörth district)
  • 27.09.21, Italy, 20 years old. A young driver suffers a heart attack after the end of a tournament.
  • 28.09.21, Germany, 17 years old. A 17-year-old footballer from JSG Hoher Hagen has to be revived during a match in Hannoversch Münden
  • 28.09.21, Italy, 53 years old. Soccer coach Antonello Campus collapses dead while training with his youth team in Sicily
  • 28.09.21, USA, 16 years old. A twice-vaccinated teenager passes out while playing soccer and dies shortly thereafter.
  • 29.09.21, Germany. Team Principal Dietmar Gladow from Thalheim (Bitterfeld) suffers a fatal heart attack before the game
  • 29.09.21, UNITED STATES. A high school soccer player collapsed during training and died in hospital.
  • 30.09.21, Germany. A player fainted during the Kreisliga A 2 match between SV Hoßkirch and TSV Sigmaringendorf. He suffered a cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated.
  • 1.10.21, Germany, 15 years old. Youth goalkeeper Bruno Stein of FC An der Fahner Höhe in Gräfentonna (Thuringia) has died.
  • 3.10.21, Austria, 64 years old. Former goalkeeping coach and lately scout Ernst Scherr has passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • 4.10.21, Germany, 42 years old. Alexander Siegfried from VfBMoschendorf passed away suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • 7.10.21, Italy, 17 years old. An athlete from Colverde suffers a cardiac arrest during training.
  • 8.10.21, France, 49 years old. A SC Massay player suffers a fatal heart attack during a match.
  • 9.10.21, Mexico. Caddy Alberto Olguín collapses dead on the golf course after suffering a heart attack. It is believed to be the second such death in a short time.
  • 9.10.21, England, 29 years old. Shrewsbury professional striker Ryan Bowman has to leave the field after half an hour of play with extreme heart problems and be treated with a defibrillator.
  • 10.10.21, Italy, 18 years old. A footballer suddenly faints on the field and is revived by his teammates.
  • 10.10.21, France, 40 years old. After the warm-up, a Saint James player suffers a heart attack.
  • 10.10.21, Italy, 59 years old. A long-distance runner from Biella dies of heart failure during a race.
  • 10.10.2021, Germany. In the women’s Westfalenliga match between Wacker Mecklenbeck and Fortuna Freudenberg, a player collapses shortly before the end of the match without the rival intervening.
  • 12.10.21 Germany, 25 years old. HC TuRa Bergkamen goalkeeper Lukas Bommer passes away suddenly and unexpectedly.
  • 13.10.21, Mexico, 16 years old. The schoolboy Héctor Manuel Mendoza dies of a heart attack during training.
  • 14.10.21, Brazil, 18 years old. The young professional footballer Fellipe de Jesus Moreira suffers a double heart attack and fights for his life.
  • 14.10.21, Italy, 27 years old. The multi-champion cycling champion Gianni Moscon has to undergo surgery due to a serious cardiac arrhythmia.
  • 14.10.21, Italy, 53 years old. An AH footballer suffers a heart attack during training.
  • 15.10.21, USA, 14 years old. 14-year-old soccer player Ava Azzopardi collapsed on the field and is now fighting for her life in an induced coma.
  • 16.10.21, France, 54 years old. AH player Christophe Ramassamy died of a heart attack during a match.
  • 17.10.21, France, 41 years old. A soccer player collapsed on the field and died, apparently due to cardiac arrest.
  • 27.10.21, Austria, 26 years old. Ghanaian Raphael Dwamena collapsed with serious heart problems. He was already wearing a defibrillator before the incident.
  • 28.10.21, Germany, 48 years old. Hertha BSC co-coach Selim Levent passes away suddenly and unexpectedly while on vacation.
  • 28.10.21, USA, 12 years old. 12-year-old Jayson Kidd collapsed during basketball practice and subsequently died.
  • 30.10.21, Spain, 33 years old. The star forward of FC Barcelona, Kun Agüero, had to be substituted in a game due to heart problems. He is now in the hospital for tests.