JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (WJAC) — Johnstown native Carlton Haselrig, who’s a former Steeler and the most decorated athlete in Pitt-Johnstown history, passed away Wednesday at the age of 54.
According to Cambria County Coroner Jeff Lees, Haselrig died of natural causes.
Carlton Haselrig, one of Johnstown’s greatest sports figures, died Wednesday.
Haselrig, 54, collapsed at his Johnstown home at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday and was pronounced dead at 9:19 a.m., Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said. The coroner said the death is believed to be of natural causes; an autopsy will be conducted.
Haselrig, a Greater Johnstown High School graduate, achieved fame as a wrestler and professional football player in the 1980s and 1990s. He is a member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the Cambria County Sports Hall of Fame and the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown’s Athletics Hall of Fame.