Obit Lists Cause of Man's Death: the Seahawks

Michael Vedvik died hours after the team's Super Bowl loss
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 6, 2015 6:31 AM CST
Obit Lists Cause of Man's Death: the Seahawks
Seattle Seahawks K.J. Wright #50 is seen during NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

A lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan, Michael Vedvik died of a heart attack early Monday in his home in Kent, Wa., hours after his beloved team threw the fateful interception that cost them the Super Bowl. According to his obituary in the Spokesman-Review, Vedvik, 53, "loved his family, work, clients, traveling, the Seahawks, and life. We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely demise." The Spokesman-Review dug deeper into the story: Vedvik's sister wrote the obituary—her husband added the jab about the Seahawks—and while Vedvik's wife says it's not completely accurate, Vedvik "would have thought it was hysterical."

Vedvik didn't actually watch the Super Bowl. He recorded it, planning to watch it later, and went to bed. "He hadn't been feeling well on and off, but he wouldn't go to the doctor," wife Stephanie Vedvik says. "He thought it was indigestion or stress." Doctors suspect he died around 4am. "My husband was a very large personality and he was just his very own person," Stephanie tells KIRO Radio, per "He wouldn't want us to sit around and cry, that would not be him at all." He's survived by his wife, parents, two sisters, three daughters, two stepdaughters, and two grandchildren. (This man's obituary unmasked Spider-Man.)

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