An unimaginable tragedy for a former athlete...

FOX News' Chris Hoenig reports:

Retired 13-year NFL veteran Doug Flutie losing both of his parents within an hour of each other... The former Bills, Charger and Patriot announcing on Facebook that his father, Dick, who had been ill, died in a Florida hospital of a heart attack... Less than an hour later, his mother, Joan, also had a massive heart attack and passed away.

The Fluties were married 56 years. Doug Flutie calling them incredible parents and grandparents, noting they say you can die of a broken heart, and now, he believes it.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.