Steve Howe: Dead at 48

Those who recall Steve Howe, who seemed to live at an unsafe speed both on and off the field, will be saddened but not surprised to learn that the former Rookie of the Year died prematurely this morning in an automobile accident in California. He had been suspended 7 times in his career, primarily for drug use, between moments of occassional brilliance on the field. He was fun to watch—though one never quite felt comfortable with his presence—and for that we’ll always be grateful. Readers are encouraged to add their favorite Howe anecdotes in the comments to this post.

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  • I’m not cracking a joke here, but the fact that Howe made it to 48 seems nearly miraculous, considering his history of abuse. I wouldn’t necessarily call the timing of his death “premature”, however unfortunate the circumstances.

    SF April 29, 2006, 12:30 pm

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