Shawn Burr: Motormouth Turned Motor City Hockey Legend Passes Away at Age 47
It’s always interesting to see what the reaction is when a certain athletes passes on. For example, I’m guessing that when Dwight Howard kicks the bucket, NBA players far and wide aren’t going to be singing his praises. However, there are many instances when the sports world loses someone far too soon and the initial reaction is remorse.
Well, when Shawn Burr passed away on Monday fans of the Detroit Red Wings were immediately saddened. Burr spent the bulk of his career in the Motor City which is rather fitting considering the fact that Burr was described as a “motormouth” by most of his NHL peers and former teammates. With that being said, some agree that Burr actually talked his way out of Detroit as No. 11 was traded out of the Red Wings’ organization in August of 1995.
After a three-year battle with Luekemia, Burr’s body was slowly deteriorating. In fact, Burr slipped down the stairs on Monday night and the fall caused him to encounter severe brain trauma. Thus, the fall was the last gasp for Burr as the family decided to pull him off of life support shortly thereafter.
Luckily, Burr is survived by the Shawn Burr Foundation and a loving family.
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