May 17, 2013
Dick Trickle suffered pains days before apparent suicide
NASCAR legend was 'very down' in days before his death
By WENN.com

Dick Trickle, considered America's winningest driver with an estimated 1,200 wins.

NASCAR racing legend Dick Trickle was "very down" in the days leading up to his suicide on Thursday after struggling with severe chest pains, according to his brother.

The 71-year-old NASCAR legend died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his sibling, Chuck, admits the star had been desperate to find a solution for his health misery after experiencing pain in his chest.

He even went as far as to visit doctors twice a day in a bid to find the cause of his ailment.

Chuck Trickle told the Las Vegas Review Journal, "He was very down... He more or less said he didn't know how much longer he could take the pain."

He admitted it's been tough coming to terms with Dick's actions: "(His death is) a shock to me... it's real hard to think about."

Trickle reportedly left a suicide note at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in North Carolina, where he took his own life after alerting local police to his tragic plans.


 

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