Only A Game Published by Only A Game One Journalist's Attempt To Solve 'The Murder Of Sonny Liston' Listen 8 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/734907/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Sonny Liston died in 1970, allegedly of a heroin overdose. But Shaun Assael believes there's more to the former boxing champ's death.