Skater John Coughlin Dies

Published on 20 Jan 2019, 22:27
According to and People magazine, former U.S. figure skater and two-time U.S. Pairs champ John Coughlin died on Friday in Kansas city at the age of 33. The Kansas City Police Department has confirmed to People that the death was a likely suicide. Officers had been called to the scene of an apparent death by suicide, and later officials confirmed the name of the deceased matched Coughlin's. Coughlin had been accused of sexual misconduct and was suspended from skating by SafeSport. On January 8, Coughlin had officially resigned as U.S. brand manager for John Wilson Blades .Coughlin had said the charges that he was facing were "unfounded." Coughlin's sister, Angela Laune, has paid tribute to her brother on Facebook, and described him as "wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate."

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