Haunting the Princess of Pink since 20/07/11...
I just heard about this too. So sad.
They broke into channel 4 (Detroit) with the news a few hours ago.
He was also on Battle of the Blades
He collapsed on his boat.
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.
Very sad indeed. And channel 4's Hank Winchester did a really good job on the story.
The hockey player who was on first season of BOTB (skated with Lenko, IIRC) has died at age 45
Didn't expect to see this on the news this morning.
ETA: Thanks to the mod. who merged this thread with the one started yesterday in the Other Sports forum and now moved here.
Last edited by Sylvia; 07-06-2010 at 05:37 PM.
Ah yes, so there is - thank you - we shall migrate our condolences from here to there.
This is so tragic.
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.
"Puccini cries out for spirals, but really good ones." ~ Dick Button, 1998 Worlds
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
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."