Greg Foster has reportedly died, according to news reports. Greg Foster’s passing was announced on February 18, 2023, via social media by Sharrieffa Xarefa Barksdale Oly. Greg Foster, 64, passed away on February 18, 2023.
Gref was said to as “one of the nicest people you would ever meet” by Sharrieffa Xarefa Barksdale Oly. He also gave the men’s 110-meter hurdles a new name.
Foster, 64, had amyloidosis, a fatal uncommon condition that affects the heart. In January, he had heart transplant surgery.
The cause of death is not disclosed. Everyone, including family members and friends, expressed their sorrow and memories of him and their condolences on social media.
“Greg Foster, a legendary 110-meter hurdler for the UCLA Bruins, died tonight. In 1984 in Los Angeles, he won the Olympic silver medal. To his family and friends, my sincere sympathies. This legendary hurdler is mourned by the track & field community.”
Foster won gold medals at the World Championships in 1983, 1987, and 1991. Foster dominated the 110-meter hurdles during his career in the 1980s and early 1990s. In 1991, he also prevailed in the World Indoor 60-meter Hurdles.
In the 110-meter hurdles, he won the silver medal at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. At UCLA, Foster won the NCAA championship twice, in 1978 and 1980. In 1998, he received his induction into the National Track & Field Hall of Fame.
There is no information available regarding the funeral arrangements