February 17, 2004 (cycling)
Pantani dies of a heart attack
pantani (7k image)"Italian cyclist Marco Pantani died of a heart attack following a cerebral oedema and also had damaged lungs. Pantani, a former winner of the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, both in 1998, was found dead, aged 34, on Saturday in a hotel room in the Adriatic coast town." This is truly shocking news. Read here for more details.