LACONIA — Victor “Helmet Head” Thompson, 47, of Gilford Avenue died of a sudden illness on Wednesday, June 15, 2016, at Lakes Region General Hospital. Victor was born on Sept. 11, 1968, in Lowell, Massachusetts, the son of Frederick and the late Gladys (Perkins) Thompson. Victor has lived in Laconia for more than 20 years. Victor loved the New England Patriots. He was a member of the Laconia Rod & Gun Club. Victor loved all his family and friends.
Unreal week. We keep losing so many legends. Pat Summit, Buddy Ryan and now Helmet Head Thompson. Hopefully Helmet Head is smoking the Master Kush, having a good laugh with Myra Kraft as we speak. A true Patriot in every sense of the word. I can’t help but think this is a bad omen for the rest of the NFL. Like we already didn’t have enough to play for this year with Deflategate hanging over our heads. Now Helmet Head has passed away. The 2016 season is shaping up as a perfect storm of motivation. I can picture the pregame huddle now…..On 3!!!!! …..1….2….3….”FOR HELMET HEAD!”