How Did Gino Cappelletti Die? What Happened To Gino Cappelletti?

Gino Cappelletti

Gino Cappelletti died on Thursday, May 13th, at his home in Wellesley, Massachusetts. On Thursday, the New England Patriots announced his death. The cause of death was not mentioned. He was 89.

“Learning of Gino Cappelletti’s passing this morning crushes my heart. For the first 51 years of this franchise’s history, Gino was an all-star player, assistant coach, and broadcaster. In a statement, Patriots owner Robert Kraft remarked, “You couldn’t be a Patriots fan at that era without liking Gino’s.” “He was as good as a player, but even better as a person and storyteller.”

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How Did Gino Cappelletti Die? What Happened To Gino Cappelletti?

Gino Cappelletti (right) played for the Patriots from 1959 to 1970 Credit: AP

Cappelletti was a former AFL Most Valuable Player and a founding member of the Boston Patriots who spent five decades with the team as a player, coach, and commentator. He spent his entire career with Boston from 1960 to 1970, finishing as the AFL’s all-time leader in points (1,100) and field goals (170).

In 1992, he joined guard John Hannah as the second Patriots player to be inducted into the team’s hall of fame. He is survived by his wife, Sandy, daughters Gina, Cara and Christina, and 10 grandchildren.

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