25 episodes

These are the unforgettable, tragic stories of superstars we loved and lost - told as you’ve never heard them before. Death of a Sports Star is a Crowd Network original, presented by Elroy "Spoonface" Powell, Emma Clarke and Tom Price. 
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    • 4.0 • 17 Ratings

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These are the unforgettable, tragic stories of superstars we loved and lost - told as you’ve never heard them before. Death of a Sports Star is a Crowd Network original, presented by Elroy "Spoonface" Powell, Emma Clarke and Tom Price. 
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    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant

    Where were you, when you heard? In the opening episode of the series, we tell the story of the final act of basketball superstar Kobe Bryant – how it unfolded, what it meant, how we all felt about it. It’s Kobe, but as you’ve never heard him before. 
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    • 37 min
    Justin Fashanu

    Justin Fashanu

    WARNING: this episode includes reference to suicide.

    The first million-pound black footballer, a pioneer, an unstoppable goalscorer. But Justin Fashanu was more than that too: an adopted kid, a gay man in straight world, a lost soul looking for answers. It’s a story that touches you, troubles you. Did it have to end this way? 

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    • 37 min
    Payne Stewart

    Payne Stewart

    When you saw it, you couldn’t forget: a jet plane, flying by itself through an empty sky, a sporting superstar on board and no way of reaching him. This is the story of Payne Stewart, a golfer who was brash and brilliant and different and shook up his sport and the world around it: how he lived, and how he died. 
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    • 32 min
    Marco Pantani

    Marco Pantani

    Marco Pantani was a bike rider who seemed to have reached the summit of his sport. Fans loved his panache, his style, his vulnerability. But with Pantani it was always about the descent rather than the climb - and he would fall further than anyone dared fear.
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    • 39 min
    Flo-Jo

    Flo-Jo

    She was the skinny kid from the poor part of LA who grew up to be the fastest woman in history, smashing world records with a look and style that made her unforgettable. But there were many who struggled to believe in her remarkable transformation - and more than two decades after her shock death, the unsettling questions and mysteries around Flo-Jo refuse to disappear.
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    • 35 min
    Phillip Hughes

    Phillip Hughes

    He was the smiley, lovable kid from the country whose cricketing talents took him all the way into the Australia team. But a tragic sporting accident on a seemingly ordinary day meant he would never fulfil that rich potential - and left a sport-obsessed nation devastated.
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    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

bam526 ,

Interesting stories sensitively told

This and Death of a Rockstar are my new favorite podcasts

KK rocks so so so so MUCH ,

Entertaining and interesting

Well researched and interesting even when you don’t know the subject that well

Krysia24 ,

Really loved it until they couldn’t even say Kobe’s name right.

Stop saying Kolby. You portray Kobe was guilty of a case that went all the way to criminal trial and he was exonerated as but never clarify? 20 years before his death too? Just say his name right and they e on his get you 4 stars. You say it right 1/4 of the time so it’s just purposeful at a point.

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