Former Oilers Receiver Jim Beirne’s Cause of Death Revealed
Former NFL player Jim Beirne’s cause of death has been revealed after he died on May 28, 2021, at the age of 74. May he rest in peace.
The legendary Oilers player, Jim Beirne, sadly passed away last week from complications of Alzheimer’s, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
His son, Mike Beirne, took to Facebook to announce the das news. “I am saddened to announce my father, Jim Beirne, passed away on May 28, 2021, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease,” Mike wrote.
Jim Beirne, who was born on October 15, 1946, in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, played as a wide receiver for collegiately at Purdue University. He lived in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Beirne played for the Houston Oilers of the American Football League and the NFL’s Oilers from 1968-73. He again came back to Oilers in 1975 and played until late 1976.
The former Oilers receiver spent the 1974 season with San Diego Chargers. He also played for coaches Ed Hughes, Wally Lemm, Bill Peterson, Bum Phillips, and Sid Gillman during his career in Houston.
After his retirement, Beirne and his wife, Jodie Grizzard Beirne, started Jim Beirne Custom Homes in the Houston area. His son, Kevin Beirne, was an MLB right-handed pitcher from 2000-2006.
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What is Jim Beirne’s Cause of Death?
While many fans are searching for Jim Beirne’s cause of death, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle revealed that the former NFL player died from complications of Alzheimer’s.
Following the sad news, Jim’s son, Mike Beirne, wrote on Facebook; “Along with my mom, Jodie Grizzard Beirne, my dad was the most influential person in my life and a role model to his family and friends.”
“He was born in 1946 in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, to a hard-working steel mill family as the second of five siblings. He attended Purdue University on a football scholarship, where he became an All-American wide receiver and was ultimately inducted into the Purdue Athletics Hall of Fame.”
Mike said that his father was drafted by the Houston Oilers in 1968, played nine years in the NFL, and was selected to the NFL All-Star game in 1969.
Beirne’s son added that after Jim’s retirement, the family settled in The Woodlands, Texas, raising the family while running a home-building business.
At the end of his announcement, Mike wrote: “A celebration of life will be held from 1-6 p.m. on Saturday, June 5 in Fredericksburg, Texas. Everyone is welcome to stop by at their convenience.”