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Tragic: Son Dies of Heart Attack While Leaving Steelers Game After Learning Father Died of Heart Attack


The McCauley family near Pittsburgh is reeling after losing both father and son in slightly more than an hour. Charles Sr., 83, died of a heart attack Saturday night at his home in North Huntingdon where he was watching the Pittsburgh Steelers preseason game on television.

His son, 54-year-old Charles Jr., was at that game. Upon learning of his father's death Charles Jr. rushed out of Heinz Field with his wife when he suddenly felt chest pains and suffered a fatal hear attack of his own in the parking lot. WTAE 4 reports:

"'We decided to get a hold of his son, Charles McCauley Jr., who was attending the Steelers game that evening. One of our paramedics talked with him and advised him to come home,' Pocsatko said.

McCauley Jr. immediately left the stadium and walked a block to the Rivers Casino parking garage to get his car, but he never made it out, Pocsatko said."

Charles Sr. was a widower and Charles Jr. was an only child. Father and son died one hour and seven minutes apart from each other. 

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