Ex-Leafs enforcer Wade Belak found dead in Toronto

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  1. Doug Masters

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    http://www.citytv.com/toronto/cityn...afs-enforcer-wade-belak-found-dead-in-toronto


    Ex-Leafs enforcer Wade Belak was found dead at a Toronto condo on Wednesday, police have confirmed with CityNews.

    He was 35.

    No details were immediately available about the circumstances surrounding his death, but 52 Division confirmed he was found at One King West Hotel & Residence.

    Belak retired from hockey last March after the Nashville Predators placed him on waivers.

    He was in Toronto preparing to compete on Battle of the Blades this September.

    As recently as 18 hours ago, he was on Twitter, tweeting messages to his 8,392 followers.

    “The entire Nashville Predators organization and family is shocked and saddened by the sudden and untimely passing of Wade Belak," the organization said in a release Wednesday evening. "Wade was a beloved member of the organization, a terrific teammate and wonderful father and husband who will be greatly missed."

    The Predators said Belak leaves behind his wife Jennifer and children, Andie and Alex.

    "We offer our full support to them at this very difficult time.â€Â

    Belak, who played both defence and forward, suited up for the Leafs between 2000 and 2008.

    "He was so funny," said CityNews sports anchor and reporter Kathryn Humphreys. "He had none of the attitude that a lot of athletes have. He would talk to anyone."

    Belak, a Saskatoon native, also played for Colorado, Calgary and Florida.

    He becomes the third NHL tough guy to pass away unexpectedly over the last four months.

    New York Ranger heavyweight Derek Boogaard was found dead on May 13 in Minneapolis. He was 28.

    A medical examiner ruled the death was an accident, due to mixing alcohol and oxycodone.

    On Aug. 15 former Vancouver Canuck and Winnipeg Jets scrapper Rick Rypien was found dead in his Alberta home.

    His death was described as "sudden and non-suspicious."
     
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