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Dick Trickle's brother: Pain was issue

Updated: May 18, 2013, 7:45 AM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

CONCORD, N.C. -- Short-track legend Dick Trickle wouldn't have committed suicide were he not in such severe pain, his brother told ESPN.com on Friday.

Trickle, 71, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday in the same cemetery where his granddaughter is buried in Boger City, N.C.

A day earlier, according to Chuck Trickle, the man known as the sport's greatest local short-track racer went to Duke University for more tests to help determine what was causing pain ...

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