John "Jack" Thorpe, son of athlete Jim Thorpe, died in Shawnee, Oklahoma on Tuesday, at the age of 73.
He joins the spirit of his father, who is buried in Jim Thorpe.
At the time of his death, Jack Thorpe was suing the Borough of Jim Thorpe for the return of his father's remains.
Last June Jack Thorpe filed a federal lawsuit against the borough, seeking to have his father's remains returned to his homeland and re-interred near other family members in Oklahoma. He cited in the lawsuit the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.