At 9 a.m. this morning, Colorado Rockies president Keli McGregor was found dead in a Salt Lake City hotel room, police said.
According to Salt Lake City Det. Rick Wall, McGregor was visiting Salt Lake City on official business with the Rockies with an associate who tried contacting the club’s president several times this morning to no avail. That’s when the police were notified.
“We didn’t see anything suspicious,” Wall told the Denver Post. “He did pass away of natural causes. The official cause of death will be investigated by the Salt Lake City Medical Examiner’s Office.”
McGregor, 48, was a two-time all-American tight end at Colorado State University, ranking fifth all-time on the school’s career reception list with 153. A former walk-on for the Rams, McGregor was drafted in the fourth round by the Denver Broncos in 1984 and was inducted into the Colorado State Hall of Fame in 1997.
McGregor had been with the Rockies since the club’s inception in 1993 and became its president in 2001.