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John Coughlin Dead - Former U.S. Figure Skater Dies at 33

John Coughlin Dead - Former U.S. Figure Skater Dies at 33

Former U.S. figure skater John Coughlin has sadly passed away from an apparent suicide. He was only 33-years-old.

John‘s sister Angela Laune took to Facebook on Friday (January 18) to announce the news.

“My wonderful, strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today,” she wrote. “I have no words. I love you John…”
A day before his death, John was temporarily suspended from skating by the US Center for SafeSport amid a pending grievance, US Figure Skating officials said without disclosing details of the matter.

The center is a US Olympic Committee agency with oversight of sexual misconduct and other abuse allegations reported to national governing bodies.

John was a two-time U.S. Pairs Championand worked as a coach, TV commentator and skater with U.S. Figure Skating and the International Skating Union.

Our thoughts are with John’s family & friends.

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