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Truth Behind Patriots Legend Gino Cappelletti’s Cause of Death


 An original member of the Boston Patriots in 1960 and a Patriots Hall of Fame wide receiver Gino Cappelletti’s cause of death has been revealed after he passed away this morning (May 12, 2022) at his home with his family.

He was 89 years old. May he rest in power and our thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.

He was a fantastic kicker and wide receiver and later turned into one of the voices of the franchise alongside Gil Santos on the team’s radio broadcast. Team owner Robert Kraft confirmed the heartbreaking news in a lengthy statement mourning the star’s death.

“My heart aches after learning of Gino Cappelletti’s passing this morning. For the first 51 years of this franchise’s history, Gino contributed as an all-star player, assistant coach, and broadcaster. You couldn’t be a Patriots fan during that era and not be a fan of Gino’s. The Patriots have had many iconic, fan-favorite players over the years. Gino was the first. I remember watching him play in 1960 and throughout his career.” Kraft wrote in the statement.

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Gino Cappelletti was one of the AFL’s most prominent stars, came to fame as the first Patriots player to earn league MVP honors, and exited as the league’s all-time top scorer. He became the second player in franchise history to win Patriots Hall of Fame induction.

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Kraft added, “I will always believe he deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. As great of a player as he was, he was an even better person and storyteller. On behalf of my family and the entire Patriots organization, we extend our heartfelt condolences to Gino’s wife, Sandy, their three daughters, Gina, Cara, and Christina, and their 10 grandchildren, as well as the many others who will be mourning his loss.”

After his career-ending in 1970, Cappelletti remained the all-time leading scorer in Patriots franchise history until Adam Vinatieri passed him in 2005. He was the AFL’s most valuable player in 1964, and he’s one of just three players to play in every game of the AFL’s 10-year history. He was the league’s all-time leader in points and field goals.

After his playing career, Cappelletti passed seven seasons (1972-78) in the broadcast kiosk before coming back to the sidelines as the amazing team’s coach from 1979 through the 1981 season on Ron Erhardt‘s staff. He came back to the broadcast booth in 1988, where he stayed till the 2011 season.

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Our team does not confirm any rumors about his death, but you can be sure that we are trying our best to find related information about the tragedy and provide the latest updates as soon as possible; but, do not forget that family privacy should be respected.

According to official sources, funeral service arrangements have not yet been made and will be shared once they are revealed.

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