Tragedy struck a high school soccer field Thursday when a respected referree suffered a fatal heart attack.
Jim Duniven, 59, of Sappington, collapsed from a heart attack around 7 p.m. toward the end of the Lindbergh versus Kirkwood boys varsity soccer match at Lindbergh High School, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
A Lindbergh trainer and a doctor in the stands performed CPR on Duniven until emergency workers arrived, according to the Post. Duniven was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital a short time later.
In 2005, Duniven was honored as the Missouri State High School Activities Association referee of the year, according to the Post.
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