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Really
07-06-2010, 02:41 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/story/2010/07/05/sp-probert.html

So young.:(

The Accordion
07-06-2010, 02:46 AM
I just heard about this too. :( So sad.

sk8er1964
07-06-2010, 02:55 AM
They broke into channel 4 (Detroit) with the news a few hours ago. :(

tarotx
07-06-2010, 02:57 AM
:( So sad :(

Parsley Sage
07-06-2010, 03:30 AM
He was also on Battle of the Blades

http://www.thestar.com/sports/hockey/article/832307--nhl-tough-guy-bob-probert-dead-at-45

He collapsed on his boat.

AragornElessar
07-06-2010, 04:33 AM
When Lance Brown announced this as the teaser for the Sports report on CTV Toronto's supper hour newscast, all that was heard in this house was me shrieking, "WHAT!?!" I literally could not believe what I was hearing.

Far, far too young. My thoughts and prayers are w/his family, friends and teammates.

mysticchic
07-06-2010, 06:05 AM
Very sad indeed. And channel 4's Hank Winchester did a really good job on the story.

BBI*CEO
07-06-2010, 12:58 PM
The hockey player who was on first season of BOTB (skated with Lenko, IIRC) has died at age 45

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/100705/national/hkn_obit_bob_probert

Didn't expect to see this on the news this morning.

Sylvia
07-06-2010, 01:28 PM
ETA: Thanks to the mod. who merged this thread with the one started yesterday in the Other Sports forum and now moved here. :)

BBI*CEO
07-06-2010, 01:46 PM
Ah yes, so there is - thank you - we shall migrate our condolences from here to there.

zhenya271
07-08-2010, 07:28 AM
This is so tragic.:(

Coco
07-08-2010, 03:09 PM
So sad to see this. All his kids are quite young, too, with the youngest being a 4 yr old set of twin boys, I think.

AragornElessar
07-10-2010, 06:14 AM
Bob Probert was laid to rest today in Windsor.

CBC Sports ~
Probert had fists of stone, gentle soul: Yzerman : NHL's Bob Probert remembered at funeral service by friends, family (http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2010/07/09/wdr-bob-probert-funeral-100709.html)

This though...*sob*...



Each of Probert's four children spoke about their father, including teenaged Brogan.

"I'm going to miss my daddy," she said, bringing many mourners to tears.

"He won't be here to walk me down the aisle, he won't be here to see me grow up."

:(

Godspeed.