Venezuelan professional baseball infielder Luis Adan Valbuena was born on November 30, 1985 and died on December 6, 2018, in Venezuela. Valbuena played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB), from 2008 through 2018, for the Seattle Mariners, Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, and Los Angeles Angels. He was primarily a third baseman, he ..
Dutch martial artist, instructor, and actor Johannes Cornelius Bluming was born on February 1933, in Amsterdam and died on December 17, 2018. Jon Bluming was a pioneer in a variety of martial arts, Bluming holds a 9th dan in judo, 10th dan in Kyokushin Karate and 10th dan in Hapkido. Bluming was also the coach ..
English professional footballer William John Slater was born on April 29, 1927, and died on December 18, 2018. He was also commonly known as W. J. Slater. Bill Slater made most of his appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers, with whom he won three league championships and the FA Cup. During the World Cup Slater played every ..
Belarusian professional footballer Andrey Anatolyevich Shcharbakow was born on January 31, 1991, and died on December 17, 2018. Andrey Shcharbakow died in a car accident on December 17, 2018. Andrey Shcharbakow passed away at 27 ..
Japanese middleweight judoka Shinobu Sekine was born on September 20, 1943, in Ōarai, Ibaraki and died on December 18, 2018. In 1972, Sekine won a gold medal at his only Olympics. He retired soon after winning the Olympic gold medal, and served as a coach and advisor for the All-Japan Judo Federation, and as a ..
Swedish businessman Håkan Lennart Jeppsson was born on May 6, 1961, and died on December 7, 2018. Jeppsson was the chairman of the Swedish Association football club Malmö FF, a post he held from 2010 until his death in 2018. He received his education at Lund University and worked as CEO for Inwido. He was ..
French racing cyclist Joseph Thomin was born on June 30, 1931, and died on December 16, 2018. Thomin was a French professional road bicycle racer. He was the winner of the 1956 Tour de France. Joseph Thomin passed away at 87 ..
American ice hockey player Scott Matzka was born on May 11, 1978, and died on December 16, 2018. After his retirement from hockey, Matzka revealed he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Following his diagnosis, Scott Matzka created an organization called “My Turn” to raise awareness and funds for ALS treatment. Scott Matzka died ..
Norwegian coach for the football club IK Start Karsten Johannessen was born on November 30, 1925, and died on December 16, 2018. Johannessen was historically the most significant coach for the club, having held the position as coach in eighteen seasons, in nine different terms; starting in 1954 and ending in 1996. During 1978 and ..
American football offensive guard William P. Fralic Jr. was born on October 31, 1962, in Penn Hills, Pennsylvania and died on December 14, 2018. He was a professional American football offensive guard for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 to 1993. Fralic played college football at the ..