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Fassi dead at 67

Published Oct. 1, 2005

Carlo Fassi, who coached Peggy Fleming and Dorothy Hamill to Olympic golds, died of a heart attack Thursday after being stricken at the World Figure Skating Championships. He was 67.

Fassi was taken to the regional hospital after complaining of indigestion, said U.S. Skating spokeswoman Heather Linhart.

Fassi, European champion in 1953 and 1954, was coaching U.S. bronze medalist Nicole Bobek and Romanian skater Cornel Gheorge. Scott Hamilton and Robin Cousins were among his students. Hamill called him "certainly the greatest figure skating coach of all time."