John Coughlin

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John Coughlin (December 1, 1985 – January 18, 2019) was an American pair skater. He was born in Kansas City, Missouri. He was known for his partnership with Caydee Denney. He was the 2012 Four Continents silver medalist and 2012 U.S. national champion. He was the 2011 U.S. champion.[1]

Coughlin killed himself, aged 33, in Kansas City on January 18, 2019 after being suspended from skating following multiple sexual harassment accusations.[2][3]

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  1. Hersh, Phillip (March 30, 2012). "A Japanese medal for a skating world citizen". Chicago Tribune.
  2. Silverstein, Jason (January 19, 2019). "Coughlin kills self after being suspended". ww.cbsnews.com.
  3. Hackney, Deanna; Phillips, Chad (January 19, 2019). "John Coughlin, champion US figure skater, dies after sport suspension". CNN News.