Recently we’ve learned of the passing of former Notre Dame Star and NFL player Paul Duncan who was only 35.
His wife, Ellen Duncan, confirmed his death in an Instagram post later that day.
“Paul went into cardiac arrest while on a run in our neighborhood,” she wrote. “Today he was pronounced brain dead. We will have a medical examination to understand cause of death.”
“His body will be donated to people in need of organs and to medical research,” Ellen Duncan added.
“Until his final day, he was a father, son, husband, and brother who appreciated good-spirited competition and games, from Euchre to Scrabble. Regardless of who won, he loved to end the day by kicking up his feet and smoking a cigar to celebrate the cheerful moments that were constants in his life,” the obit said.
Our prayers go out to the family and friends of Paul Duncan.— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) July 20, 2022
A great teammate, but more importantly a loving husband and father. pic.twitter.com/8VEDBy2nYf
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