So this is just about the saddest thing you’ll read this week.

Earlier this afternoon, former NFL quarterback Doug Flutie announced that both of his parents died. His father Dick had been sick for some time and suffered a heart attack in the hospital. But unfortunately, it didn’t end there. Less than an hour later, Flutie’s mom Joan also died and, just like her husband, it happened after she suffered a heart attack.

Flutie took to Facebook to explain the situation and to thank everyone for their well wishes:


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

Prayers up for the entire Flutie family.

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[via For The Win]