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Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

Ex-U.S. figure skating champion John Coughlin dies

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Jan. 19 (UPI) -- John Coughlin, a U.S. pairs figure skating champion in 2011 and 2012, died Friday from suicide one day after he was suspended from the sport, his sister said. He was 33. On Friday night, Angela Laune, posted on Facebook: "My wonderful strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John." U.S. Figure Skating confirmed his death Saturday, posting on Twitter: "We are stunned at the news of the death of two-time U.S. pairs champion John Coughlin. Our heartfelt and deepest sympathies are with his father Mike, sister Angela and the rest of his family. Out of respect to the family, we will have no further comment until a later time." The 2019 U.S. Figure Skating Championships began Saturday in Detroit. On Thurs...