Doug Flutie’s father, mother die of heart attacks on same day

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BOSTON – Doug Flutie, who played football at Boston College and in the NFL, lost both of his parents on Wednesday.

Flutie’s father, Richard, “had been ill” and died of a heart attack in the hospital on Wednesday.

Flutie’s mother, Joan, died “less than an hour later,” after she also suffered a heart attack.

Flutie posted a statement on his Facebook page.

Flutie, 53, won the Heisman Trophy in college.

He played for several NFL teams, including the New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills.