Duncan Pugh, a former member of Australia’s Winter Olympic team, died suddenly due to a brain aneurysm.
He was 48 years old and had suffered a fatal brain bleed while he was in Perth for the 2010 Winter Olympics.
He is survived by his wife, McKenzie, and their two young sons.
The West Australian published an obituary for him, which was written by his wife, who described him as the “rock” of their family.
He was also very proud of their two sons. In her statement, she said that she was devastated by his sudden death.
Our boys will remember you as the person who made them feel the center of their world.
He was a passionate and dedicated teacher who had worked at Newman College in Perth for 17 years.
The school also paid tribute to him on its Facebook page.
In a statement, the school said that it was sad to share the news about the passing of Mr. Duncan Pugh.
He was a beloved teacher and a former Olympian. The Bobsleigh and Skeleton Association of Australia and the West Australian also paid tribute to him.
The Bobsleigh Association of Australia also paid tribute to Mr. Duncan, calling him a legend and describing him as a great father, husband, and uncle. He was an Olympic athlete who had a passion for sports.
He was loved by his friends and was highly regarded as a teacher. He was also a great father and husband.
He was introduced to the sport of Bobsleigh by a friend, and he became an international athlete at the age of 32.
He was able to win a bronze medal at the 2009 America’s Cup with Chris Spring, and he then qualified for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.
Unfortunately, he and his pilot, Jeremy Rolleston, lost control of their sled and crashed during the first round.
Rolleston’s foot got caught in a steering mechanism, and he was unable to regain control of the sled.
The two men were then eliminated from the competition.
They later withdrew from the four-person event.