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Duncan Pugh: Perth man and former Australian Olympic bobsledder dies aged 48 after mind aneurysm

Australian Olympic skier Duncan Pugh has died on the age of 48 after struggling a sudden cerebral aneurysm.

Pugh, who represented Australia on the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, suffered a mind hemorrhage on January 24 in his hometown, Perth, and sadly couldn’t be saved.

He leaves behind his spouse, Mackenzie, and two sons, Charlie, 7, and George, 6.

“Our hearts are saddened and we’re merely perplexed,” his spouse, Mackenzie, wrote in her on-line obituary.

“You had been the rock of our household and your coronary heart in your sleeve. You had been so happy with our two boys, one of the best father anybody might hope for. You made me really feel like the middle of your world.”

“Your ardour and dedication will stay perpetually in our boys.”

Pugh first acquired concerned with skating when he was launched to the game by a buddy, and made his worldwide determine skating debut on the 2007 European Cup.

Simply two years later he gained the bronze medal on the 2009 America’s Cup in Canada alongside fellow Australian Chris Spring within the two-man competitors.

The next 12 months, Pugh made his Olympic debut in Vancouver Winter though his Olympic marketing campaign had come to an finish when he was knocked out within the first spherical of the competitors after struggling a concussion.

Through the first run of the two-man occasion, he and pilot Jeremy Rolleston’s ski flipped over, leaving them to slip down the observe the other way up and the 2 had been unable to complete the race.

digicam iconDuncan Pugh, who tragically handed away from a mind aneurysm, along with his spouse, McKenzie. credit score: Fb

The pair had been then eradicated from additional runs after failing to finish the race and finally needed to withdraw from the four-man luge competitors resulting from their accidents.

The 2010 Winter Olympics had been the one Olympics Bowie competed in after a crash.

Beau went on to turn into a instructor working at Newman Faculty, a Catholic college in interior northwest Perth for the previous 17 years.

He was additionally a volunteer coach for Wests Scarborough Rugby Membership.

A GoFundMe web page was arrange by household buddy Levi Bristow for Pugh’s spouse and sons to cowl medical payments and funeral bills.

Duncan Pugh represented Australia at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Figure Skating.  Pictured with his family, his wife, Mackenzie and two sons, Charlie, 7, and George, 6.
digicam iconDuncan Pugh represented Australia on the 2010 Winter Olympics in Determine Skating. Pictured along with his household, his spouse, Mackenzie and two sons, Charlie, 7, and George, 6. credit score: Fb

Mr Bristow stated Pugh will “at all times be remembered as a ‘we’ll miss him’ day by day” legend.

“[He was] “A beautiful father to his youngsters, a beloved husband, son, brother and uncle to his household,” Bristow wrote.

Tributes poured in for the beloved father of two.

Newman Faculty stated in a press release, “Duncan will likely be fondly remembered as a valued member of the Newman neighborhood and can stay in our hearts for years to return.”

“His dedication to college students and colleagues has been unwavering,” the assertion stated.

Pugh “was very younger”, stated Bobsleigh and Skeleton Australia, the nationwide governing physique for the game.

“Our little Sleigh household had an enormous hit this week with the passing of Bowie,” they wrote on-line.



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