Sue Koski Wiki – Sue Koski Bio
Sue Koski was best known as the first wife of American professional ice hockey striker Mark Pavelich, who played 355 regular season matches in the National Hockey League (NHL) for New York Rangers, Minnesota North Stars and San Jose Sharks. 1981 and 1992. Pavelich was a member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team that won the gold medal in the competition called “The Miracle on Ice”.
Sue Koski & Mark Pavelich
Pavelich married Sue Koski on September 11, 1985. The couple had a daughter named Tarja in 1987 and divorced in 1989.
Pavelich married his second wife, Kara Burmachuk, in 1994. They had no children. On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Lutsen died at the age of 44 when he accidentally fell from a second-floor balcony at his home in Lutsen, Minnesota.
In April 2014, Pavelich announced that he had put his Olympic medal up for auction, with a bid starting at $ 62,500. The medal was sold for $ 262,900 in May 2014 through Dallas-based auction house Heritage Auctions.  Pavelich is the second player from the 1980 team to sell the medal, and teammate Mark Wells sold his medal in late 2010.
Pavelich’s brother-in-law was also a hockey player and currently coaches Hibbing Bluejackets in Hibbing, Minnesota.
Mark Pavelich Death & Cause
He died on March 4, 2021, at a mental illness inpatient center in Sauk Center, Minnesota. The second member of the 1980 US Olympic hockey team to die, the first is Bob Suter.
Officials in Anoka County, Minnesota, confirmed Friday that Pavelich died Thursday morning at Eagle’s Healing Nest in Sauk Center, Minnesota. The cause and form of death are still pending.
USA Hockey said in a statement, “We are sorry to hear the passing of 1980 Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich”. “Our deepest condolences to Mark’s family and friends. (He) is forever part of the history of hockey.”
We are saddened to hear about the passing of 1980 Olympic gold medalist Mark Pavelich. We extend our deepest condolences to Mark’s family & friends.
Forever a part of hockey history. 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/xS04DMGtLd
— USA Hockey (@usahockey) March 5, 2021