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Person familiar with case: Former NHL player Wade Belak hanged himself
TORONTO (AP) ' A person familiar with the death of Wade Belak says the former NHL player hanged himself.
Belak, an enforcer who had played with five NHL teams before retiring in March, was found dead Wednesday in Toronto. He was 35.
The person familiar with Belak's death says he hanged himself at a downtown luxury hotel and condo building. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because details of the investigation are confidential.
Belak is the third NHL enforcer found dead since May.
The body of 27-year-old Rick Rypien of Winnipeg 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 Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard died in May at 28 due to an accidental mix of alcohol and the painkiller oxycodone.