The Seahawks' final play in Super Bowl XLIX caused plenty of heartbreak in Seattle. But did it also kill a loyal fan?
The final line in the obituary for Michael Vedvik, who died of a heart attack early Monday morning, says, "We blame the Seahawks lousy play call for Mike's untimely demise."
Turns out it was just Vedvik's family having the last laugh.
Vedvik didn't even get to see the game, much less the stunning finish in which the Seahawks chose to pass the ball from the one-yard line instead of handing it off to Marshawn Lynch.
Thinking he had indigestion or was just suffering from stress, the 53-year-old recorded the game and went to get some rest at his home in Kent, Wash. He died of a heart attack at approximately 4 a.m., according to the Spokesman-Review.
His family told the newspaper that the final sentence in the obit was just a joke.
“My husband would have thought it was hysterical. If I had read this obituary to my husband about somebody else, he would have had a laugh," his wife, Stephanie Vedvik, told the Spokesman-Review. “It was just so true because my husband would have said, ‘What a dumbass.’"
— Mike Baker (@ByMikeBaker) February 5, 2015