The person familiar with Belak’s death said he hanged himself at a downtown luxury hotel and condo building. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity yesterday because details of the investigation were confidential.
The body of 27-year-old Rick Rypien of the Winnipeg Jets was discovered earlier this month at his home in Alberta after a police official said a call was answered for a “sudden and non-suspicious’’ death. Former New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died in May at 28 because of an accidental mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.
Monday, September 05, 2011
Like many hockey fans, I was stunned by the third death in as many months, of an NHL enforcer, one by suicide, one a supposed accidental overdose, and one determined to be non-suspicious.