Chicago Bears legend Dick Butkus died after struggling a stroke final month, in accordance with the demise certificates obtained by TMZ Sports.
We broke the story … the Hall of Fame center linebacker handed away on October 5 in his Malibu, CA dwelling, and now we all know what occurred to the beloved soccer star.
The certificates, issued by Los Angeles Department of Health, exhibits “cerebrovascular accident” — identified extra generally as a stroke — because the fast explanation for demise.
There have been secondary causes listed as nicely … together with atrial fibrillation (an irregular heartbeat) weeks previous to his demise, and coping with excessive ldl cholesterol and atherosclerosis (thick/hardened arteries) for years.
The doc additionally factors out Butkus underwent coronary bypass surgical procedure in 2001.
Fittingly, Butkus’ occupation is listed as “linebacker” … contemplating he was among the best to ever play the place. His enterprise, no shock, is the National Football League, the place he dominated for 9 seasons.
As we beforehand reported … paramedics responded to a name for a affected person in cardiac arrest at Butkus’ residence in Malibu at 12:51 PM. He was pronounced useless on the scene.
Butkus’ demise despatched ripples by means of the soccer world … with everybody from legends to former stars weighing in on the lack of one of the vital feared gamers to step on the gridiron.