Obituary claims Chiefs fan died broken hearted
KANSAS CITY (WHDH) -- Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs know the team is bad, but are they deadly?
Yes, according to relatives of one Missouri man who died Wednesday.
They jokingly blame the Chiefs in-part for his death.
“Loren G. "Sam" Lickteig, passed away on November 14, 2012, of complications from MS and heartbreaking disappointment, caused by the Kansas City Chiefs football team."
It's the obituary that's being read around the nation. From USA Today, to Yahoo Sports and Fox Sports - football fans everywhere are now grieving with the family of 81-year-old Sam Lickteig, who apparently couldn't take the chiefs' losing season any longer.
"If we weren't laughing, we'd be crying. My dad was a huge Chiefs fan, and he loved his chiefs, and he also had a very, very quick sense of humor,” said Diana Hennessey, daughter of Sam Lickteig.
That’s why Lickteig's daughters thought his obituary needed a bit of flare.
"We had to do it, because he loved, loved, loved the Chiefs, and he was very disappointed this season,” said Jennifer, another of Lickteig’s daughters.
So disappointed, he started the "black-out" trend months ago.
(amy turner / daughter)
"He would start off with his red shirt. Then, if they were doing so, so, he would switch to yellow. Then, we knew, without even looking at the TV, we knew what the score was, because if he had that black shirt on, they were losing, and you see how faded it is, because it has been washed a lot this season,” explains another of Lickteig’s daughters, Amy Turner.
All joking aside, Lickteig's daughters say they will greatly miss their father, but are happy to be able to give this jokester, the final word.
“He was quite the jokester, so this is his last laugh... On us,” said Hennessey.
Lickteig didn't ask to have this line added to his obituary, but his daughters said he would have approved of the humor many are finding in it.