If you're wondering about recent basketball, soccer, football, baseball, or hockey stars have died in 2014, this is the place to look. If a notable player or personality dies this year, they'll be on the list. This list will be updated along with the Celebrity Deaths 2014 as more people leave this world. If you're curious to see which athletes died in 2013, have a look at Athletes Who Died in 2013.
11/9/2014: Former Vikings safety Orlando Thomas passed away from ALS at the age of 42. Thomas played for the Vikings from 1995 to 2001. At that time, he weighed 225 pounds. At the time of his death, his weight was down to 70 pounds according to Thomas' agent, Mark Bartelstein.
Thomas led the NFL in interceptions during his rookie year in 1995.
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11/4/2014: MLB left-handed pitcher Brad Halsey died at the age of 33. News of his passing was announced by his agency, O'Connell Sports, via Twitter. Halsey was in the Majors from 2004-2006, pitching one season with the Yankees, the Diamondbacks, and the Athletics.
Halsey also spent time with the Dodgers.Source: MLB.com
10/26/14: Oscar Taveras, an outfielder who was part of the St. Louis Cardinals' 2014 postseason efforts, has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.(Source) see more on Oscar Taveras
10/15/2014: Kamara James, an American fencer who represented the United States at the 2004 Olympic Games has died in Modesto, California. She was 29 years old. Born in Kingston, Jamaica, James moved to Queens, New York at age 10. She graduated from Princeton University, having attended with a full scholarship.
James won a bronze medal in fencing at the 2003 Junior World Championships and represented her country at the 2004 Olympics at the age of 19. James reportedly struggled with mental health issues.(Source)