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Rockies president found dead in Utah hotel room

AFP , SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

Colorado Rockies team president Keli McGregor, a former National Football League player, was found dead on Tuesday in a hotel room, Salt Lake City police said. McGregor was 48.

Rick Wall, a detective with the Salt Lake City police, said McGregor was found in his room by police at the downtown Grand America Hotel.

McGregor, who had traveled to Utah on business for the club, had been out of contact, arousing concern. The hotel checked on McGregor and called the police. Emergency workers on the scene were unable to revive him.

“There are no signs of foul play. There was nothing suspicious,” Wall said. “He did pass away of natural causes.”

An official cause of death for the Major League Baseball executive will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner’s Office.

Rockies manager Jim Tracy and his players were stunned, but recovered for a 10-4 National League victory on Tuesday at Washington.

“What took place tonight on the field was a wonderful tribute to a man that we obviously loved,” Tracy said.

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