Late Saturday night, longtime Kansas City Chiefs fan Pastor Michael O’Donnell Sr. shared a photo on social media of himself and his family posing with the Vince Lombardi Trophy and predicted it would go to his team for winning their first Super Bowl championship since the 1969 season. O’Donnell’s prediction was right but he never lived to see it.
On Sunday morning, the pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Wichita, Kansas, and proud father and husband died in his sleep just hours after posting his prediction on Facebook at 11:27 p.m. on Saturday.
“Here we are with the trophy that’s going back to Kansas City!” he noted in the post from Hard Rock, Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The Chiefs would later stun the San Francisco 49ers, 31-20, under the leadership of their 24-year-old quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Pastor O’Donnell’s family revealed their sudden heartbreak after tragedy struck.
“I’m absolutely heartbroken to share that my dad, my biggest supporter and the greatest man I know passed away unexpectedly this morning. He was in Miami getting ready for the Super Bowl to watch his beloved Chiefs. Our family is absolutely devastated and would appreciate your prayers. We know with certainty he is with our Savior,” Sedgwick County Commissioner and the pastor’s son Michael O’Donnell announced on Facebook.
In an interview with KWCH12 the commissioner recalled how his father had been waiting for his team to shine in the Super Bowl since he was a child.
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Source: Christian Post