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31 August 2011 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Retired NHL enforcer Wade Belak was found dead in his downtown Toronto hotel on August 31 from an apparent suicide.  Belak was staying at the hotel while rehearsing for CBC's 'Battle of the Blades'. The 35-year-old native of Saskatoon is the third NHL tough guy to die since the spring.  Both Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and Rick Rypien of the Winnipeg Jets passed away after hard-fought personal battles.  Mr. Belak leaves a wife and two young daughters. Photographed in Toronto, 2004. .half length white apron blue shirt.CAP/ADM/BPC.©Brent Perniac/AdMedia/Capital Pictures.

31 August 2011 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada - Retired NHL enforcer Wade Belak was found dead in his downtown Toronto hotel on August 31 from an apparent suicide. Belak was staying at the hotel while rehearsing for CBC's 'Battle of the Blades'. The 35-year-old native of Saskatoon is the third NHL tough guy to die since the spring. Both Derek Boogaard of the New York Rangers and Rick Rypien of the Winnipeg Jets passed away after hard-fought personal battles. Mr. Belak leaves a wife and two...
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