These Final Texts From Dead Athletes Will Break Your Heart 》

In scary books, shows, and movies, the public is often fascinated by the idea of the dead reaching out to us from the great beyond. But we have to say: it’s far creepier when this happens in real life!

Don’t worry: we’re not about to tell you that ghosts are real. But the next best (or maybe worst) thing is reading the final texts from those who unexpectedly died. For example, many athletes die in sudden and unexpected ways, and their final text message is, in many ways, the final message they left for the world.

Be warned, though: these texts are guaranteed to break your heart. Which athletes sent the most heartbreaking final texts? Keep reading to discover the answer!

Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay was a man of many talents. In addition to being an impressive Major League Baseball player, he was also an enthusiastic amateur pilot who loved few things in life quite as much as he loved taking his private plane for a spin.

Sadly, this ended up causing his death in 2017. As reported by The Star, he had been texting his wife about his regrets about not joining her in attending their son’s recital. His final text to her read, “I love you too. I’m sorry. I should’ve just gone with you. Another wasted day.”

The words ended up being prophetic. Soon afterward, he passed away after crashing his plane into the Gulf Coast.

Dave Duerson

The death of Dave Duerson is one that will break your heart at least a couple of times over. This former Chicago Bears player was beloved by fans, friends, and family, so it was already shocking enough when he decided to kill himself in early 2011. But his final text was even more shocking than that!

According to The New York Times, Duerson had been keeping track of some mental issues, including headaches, blurred vision, and poor memory. In his final text, he asked his family to have his brain studied in case he was suffering from the same damage that affected other retired players. The family dutifully had his brain studied by Boston University, and this ended up revolutionizing our knowledge about CTE and how it damages players’ brains.