Sport: Figure Skating
Whether it was Marie McNeil or Tracy Wilson, Robert McCall made a name for himself by skating with partners. After a couple lackluster years with Marie, McCall joined Tracy and reached the pinnacle of his career during the 1987-88 season with two first-place finishes in the Skate Canada International and Canada Championships, third place at the World Championships and a bronze medal at the '88 Winter Olympics in Calgary.
On March 1980, McCall became severely ill with what was believed to be pneumonia. After undergoing tests in Portland, Ore., McCall was diagnosed with AIDS. He attempted to keep the disease hidden as much as possible in an effort to continue skating professionally in the U.S.
At 33 years old, McCall died on November 15, 1991 of brain cancer brought on by the disease.