It sounds like something out of a really funny movie—or a really bad one—but some stories are just too surreal to be made up. Don Doane, a 62-year-old bowler from Ravenna, Michigan, waited his whole life for the moment every roller dreams of—a perfect game. A couple of weeks ago, he finally got his wish, bowling a 300 during his weekly league match. After completing the last frame, he turned around high-fived his teammates, then dropped dead of a massive heart attack.
"It was like a book, a final chapter," says Place. "He threw his 300 game with all of his friends, gave each other high-fives and it's like the story ended. He died with a smile on his face."
Doane was a member of the same team in the same league at the Ravenna Bowl for 45 years, so it's safe to say he earned it. The league plans to order the traditional commemorative ring and hold a memorial Don, after burying him a modestly-priced receptacle. • Bowler collapses and dies after rolling 300 game [WZZM]