John Coughlin, champion US figure skater, dies after sport suspension

John Coughlin, a champion American figure skater recently suspended from his sport, died Friday, his sister and figure skating groups and personalities said.

“My wonderful strong, amazingly compassionate brother John Coughlin took his own life earlier today. I have no words. I love you John…” his sister, Angela Laune, said late Friday in a Facebook post.

A day before his death, Coughlin, 33, was temporarily suspended from US figure skating by the US Center for SafeSport amid a pending grievance,