Wayne Olexa was a 76 year old Pittsburgh area man who recently died, and according to his obituary, he died after a long bout with the Steelers.
Olexa passed away on the 14th of November, which is the day the Steelers and Lions game went into overtime. In his obituary his family said that was all he could take.
You can read the entire thing right here on the Pittsburgh Cremation website.
Wayne was inducted into both the Swissvale High School Hall of Fame and the West Virginia Wesleyan’s Hall of Fame for all three sports; baseball, football, and basketball. He was invited to try out for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1966, and after playing semi-professional baseball, he eventually married his wife of 45 years Jolie Vogel Olexa, according to his obituary. Rest in Peace Wayne! Thanks for the laugh brother!