Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor found dead in Salt Lake City hotel room
Keli McGregor, the president of the Colorado Rockies and a former NFL player was found dead Tuesday morning in his hotel room in Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake City Police told several news outlets.
Police found McGregor, 48, in his room at the Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City after an associate could not reach him. The two were traveling on Rockies business, reports said.
“We didn’t see anything suspicious,” Salt Lake Det. Rick Wall told the Denver Post. “He did pass away of natural causes. The official cause of death will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner’s Office.”
McGregor was a football star at Colorado State, where he was a two-time All-American at tight end. He was picked in the fourth round of the 1985 draft and played in eight NFL games, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com.
“He was a very good friend of mine and I’m very sad,” Yankees’ president Randy Levine said in a telephone interview. “It’s shocking. He was a wonderful guy with a lion’s heart. We all have friends in the game and you seek their advice, share stories, become friends. That was Keli, he was one of mine. Everybody loved him. We worked on a lot of things together.”
McGregor began his career with the Rockies in 1993 as the senior director of operations, according to the Denver Post. He was named president on Oct. 18, 2001.
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