Bo Schembechler collapsed and died during an interview about the Michigan-Ohio State game.
Bo Schembechler, who became one of college football’s great coaches in two decades at Michigan, died Friday after taping a TV show on the eve of the Wolverines’ No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown with perennial rival Ohio State. He was 77.
Schembechler collapsed at the studios of WXYZ-TV in the Detroit suburb and was taken by ambulance to the hospital. His death at 11:42 a.m. was confirmed by Mike Dowd, chief investigator for the medical examiner’s office in Oakland County.
Police were sent to the station about 9:25 a.m. along with the city’s fire department and escorted the ambulance, Southfield police spokesman John Harris said.
“It was probably not a heart attack; it just stopped working,” Dr. Shukri David said.
Schembechler had a heart attack on the eve of his first Rose Bowl in 1970 and another one in 1987. He had two quadruple heart-bypass operations, and doctors implanted a pacemaker to regulate his heartbeat after he became ill during a taping at WXYZ on Oct. 20.
No great surprise given his age and long history with heart disease. Still, he was a legendary figure in college football and will be missed.
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