Former Super Bowl star Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at 32

Former American football player Mitch Petrus has died after suffering heat stroke in Arkansas.
Petrus, who won the Super Bowl in 2011 with the New York Giants, passed away on Thursday night (18Jul19) after spending the day working outside his family store, a spokesperson for the Pulaski County Coroner, Gerone Hobbs, has confirmed.
People sources claim Petrus, 32, told friends he wasn’t feeling well and was taken to Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock. His official cause of death is listed as heat stroke.
The former NFL star’s death comes as an extreme heatwave hits the Midwest and Northeast states of America, according to the National Weather Service.
On Thursday, a heat advisory was issued for much of Arkansas, including Lonoke County, where Petrus lived.