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Ski Jumper Legend Matti Nykänen Has Passed Away

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posted on Feb, 4 2019 @ 03:38 PM
Finnish ski jumper legend Matti Nykänen passed away last night. His wife gave him CPR, but he died before the ambulance arrived. He was performing on stage Friday. Cause of death is still unknown. He was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

Matti Nykänen 1963 - 2019

Matti Nykänen, Finnish ski-jumping great, dies aged 55

‘Flying Finn’ often regarded as best ski jumper ever

“Matti died last night,” his wife Pia Nykänen said, without revealing the cause of death.

Sometimes referred to as the Diego Maradona of ski jumping, an icon in a sport that commands bravery, nerves and athleticism, Nykänen knew what he wanted to do as soon as he started jumping.

Matti Nykänen In Memoriam 1963-2019

Konen efter Matti Nykänens død: 'Prøvede at genoplive ham' (danish)

Det er stadig uvist, hvad der stod bag det pludselige dødsfald.

"It is still unknown what was behind the sudden death."


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