Jerome Bettis death: Did Jerome Bettis die? – NO, he didn’t. It was the father of the former Steelers star, Johnnie Bettis who died in November 2006 aged 61 years old.
Johnnie Bettis died of an apparent heart attack while driving in a suburb north of Detroit. One of the biggest thrills of the elder Bettis’ life was when Jerome, in his final NFL season, helped the Steelers to their first Super Bowl title in 26 years — and, in Detroit, the running back’s hometown.
Jerome Bettis retired minutes after that Super Bowl victory as the No. 5 rusher in NFL history and No. 2 in Steelers history to Franco Harris.
Jerome Bettis death never happened.
Jerome Bettis has been retired for 13 years but “The Bus” still manages to find a hole.