BREAKING: Skating champion dies by suicide day after being suspended

JANUARY 19, 2019

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A former pairs champion took his own life Friday, just one day after he was suspended by U.S. Figure Skating.

John Coughlin’s sister, Angela Laune, wrote in a Facebook post that her brother took his own life.

The article goes on to state the following:

Coughlin, 33, of Kansas City, won his titles in 2011 and 2012. He won with his partner Caitlin Yankowskas in 2011 and then with Caydee Denney in 2012. He retired from competitive figure skating, the Kansas City Star reported. He also coached and was a commentator for skating competitions. The Kansas City Star reported he was integral with bringing the U.S. Figure Skating Championships to his home city in 2017.

Coughlin was suspended Thursday by U.S. Figure Skating and U.S. Center for SafeSport. USA Today reported a “matter concerning him” was presented to SafeSport. The details were not immediately disclosed.

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