Jack Tatum

 

 

Age: 61

 

Summary: retired professional football safety for the Oakland Raiders known as "The Assassin" who was best known for crushing hit that paralyzed Darryl Stingely (d. 2007) in an NFL pre-season game in 1978, but who had suffered from diabetes in the last several years and lost his left leg because of circulation problems.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: November 18, 1948

 

Died: July 27, 2010

 

Location: Oakland, California