A school photographer from Kansas City (USA) died a few days after players of the school football team bumped into her while she was taking photos during a match. The woman hit her head on the concrete surface and suffered a concussion, media reports. “She wouldn’t want you to blame anyone for this accident,” the deceased’s husband said on social media.
As NBC News reported on Monday, 69-year-old Linda Gregory fell and hit her head on the concrete surface after she was “accidentally hit” by players from the junior team during an American football match in Kansas City on September 4. The photographer was taken to hospital with a concussion. Two days later, her husband, Mel Gregory, posted on Facebook saying that the 69-year-old had been admitted to the intensive care unit due to “bleeding in the brain” and was later placed on life support. On Friday, he announced that his wife had died.
Wichita Northwest High School said on Facebook that Gregory “supported the school” and was the school photographer. On Friday evening, before the match, the players of the school team honored the deceased with a minute of silence for her “dedication to the school” and “her boys”, as she was supposed to call the players. Gregory’s initials, “LG,” were visible on their helmets. The deceased’s husband and his family were present in the stands.
The photographer died after an accident during the match
Mel Gregory wrote on Facebook that his wife “would be surprised and overwhelmed” by the support and publicity surrounding her tragic death. He also announced the establishment of a foundation that would provide scholarships for future photographers. “I also want you to know that she would not want you to blame anyone for this accident, the school (…) or the players. I know that the players are experiencing trauma and on her behalf I want to show them support,” he added.
Main photo source: facebook.com/WichitaNorthwestGrizzlyFootball