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Victor Davis

Born: 10-Feb-1964
Birthplace: Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Died: 13-Nov-1989
Location of death: Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Canada
Cause of death: Accident - Automobile

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Swimmer

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Olympic Gold medalist, killed in hit-and-run

Killed by a car driven by Glenn Crossley, outside of a nightclub. Crossley fled the scene, but it was determined later that Davis had ventured into the middle of the street and brandished a bottle at the oncoming automobile. Davis threw the bottle at Crossley's windshield. Crossley claims to have swerved but still struck Davis, killing the athlete. Victor Davis' organs were donated and a memorial fund established in his name to support young amateur swimmers. A biopic, Victor, was broadcast in 2008.

Father: Mel Davis
Mother: Leona Heynes
Brother: Greg
Girlfriend: Donna Clavel (until his death)

    Olympic Gold Medal 1984 (200m breaststroke)
    Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame 1985
    Canada's Sports Hall of Fame 1990
    Order of Canada



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