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Stringer dead from complications from heat stroke.

Associated Press


Stringer dead from complications from heat stroke. MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Vikings right tackle Korey Stringer died Wednesday morning due to complications from heat stroke. Stringer developed symptoms of heat stroke including weakness and rapid breathing following the team's morning practice Tuesday. He was taken by ambulance to Immanuel St. Joseph's Hospital after going through morning conditioning drills and returning to the team's locker room. Stringer was unresponsive when he arrived at Immanuel St. Joseph's-Mayo Health System in Mankato, and had a temperature of over 108 degrees. He developed multi-organ system failure throughout the day requiring attention of multiple specialists and staff, a statement from the Vikings said. Stringer didn't regain consciousness. His heart failed at 1:50 a.m. The temperature on the team's second day of training camp reached the low 90s, but stifling humidity raised the heat index to as high as 110 degrees. Daunte Culpepper, Cris Carter and other players and coaches visited the hospital after workouts. The 6-foot-4, 335-pound Stringer and defensive tackle Fred Robbins, also had to sit out the Vikings' workout on Monday afternoon because of heat exhaustion. Stringer, born May 8, 1974, struggled earlier in his career to keep his weight under control, but made the Pro Bowl last year for the first time. He and 359-pound guard David Dixon helped clear holes on the right side of the line for running back Robert Smith, who rushed for a franchise-best 1,521 yards last season. Picked by the Vikings in the first round of the 1995 draft, Stringer started every game at right tackle the past two seasons. (PROFILE (SSD:NORM;) (TEAM SPT:NFL; TNAME:Vikings; TLOCALE:Minnesota; TCONF:National; TDIV:Central;) ) AP-NY-08-01-01 0729EDT

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-- Mark (Karch, August 01, 2001


Just heard the news from my son. What a terrible outcome for this young man. My heart goes out to his family.

-- Jan Zumbo (, August 01, 2001.

UNBELIEVABLE!!! This definitely will shake this team up and set them back.

-- Tom (, August 01, 2001.

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