Dick Trickle’s brother believes the legendary NASCAR driver took his life because he could not withstand his mysterious–and severe–chest pain that doctors could not diagnose.
Trickle was found dead on Thursday of what was apparently a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“He must have just decided the pain was too high, because he would have never done it for any other reason,” he said. He told TMZ that Trickle had sharp pains in his chest that would not go away.
He said he was at a “loss for words” and “this is not a thing he would do.”
“I believe the pain was the problem,” he reiterated.
Chuck said Dick “never cussed in his life,” but “there were some words that came out last week that were not very good” when he was examined at Duke University Medical Center.
Ray Evernham, a NASCAR analyst and former Sprint Cup Series car owner, said Trickle “lived on his terms and died on his terms.”