View Full Version : Gretchen Merrill Question

11-23-2010, 06:53 PM

Does anyone know why Gretchen Merrill died so early? In wikipedia I read: 1925-1965.
That is not very much. I could'nt find something whether she was sick or what happened to her.
She was a bronze medalist 1947 at world championships.

Thanks for your help!

11-24-2010, 04:36 PM
Gretchen's body was found on April 23, 1965 on her living room floor in her apartment. Police said she had been dead for as long as a week. She apparently died of natural causes. She was born on Nov. 2, 1925.

I'm currently writing a book on the history of women's figure skating so hopefully can help with related questions.

11-24-2010, 09:50 PM
Thanks a lot! I would be very interested in such a book! If you need to know anything on european skaters I would like to help if I can.


11-26-2010, 02:40 AM
Thank you. I really appreciate your offer of help. Will let you know, I find for me the late 60's and 60's are some of the hardest information to find.

11-26-2010, 02:42 AM
Must be tired meant to hit 70's. I really want to be able to represent all countries with information on National champions and others that as Dick Button always said "made a difference."