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Gretchen Merrill Question

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Tarasirius, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. Tarasirius

    Tarasirius New Member

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    Hi!

    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!
    Regards
    Tara
     
  2. dollgirl

    dollgirl New Member

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    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.
     
  3. Tarasirius

    Tarasirius New Member

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    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.

    regards!!!
     
  4. dollgirl

    dollgirl New Member

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    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.
     
  5. dollgirl

    dollgirl New Member

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    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."