ST. CLAIR, Mich. (WOOD) - Former Detroit Red Wing Shawn Burr has died following a fall at his home, reports the Detroit Free Press. He was 47.
Burr was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in February 2011, underwent treatment, including chemotherapy, and eventually underwent a bone marrow transplant operation. He came through it and beat the cancer.
On Monday he fell down some stairs at this home in St. Clair, the Detroit Free Press reports, and he died later in
the evening from massive brain trauma.
Burr was drafted by the Wings seventh overall in 1984, and spent 16 seasons in the organization. He also played for the Tampa Bay Lightning and San Jose Sharks of the NHL; and the Kitchener Rangers, Kentucky Thoroughbreds, Detroit Vipers and Manitoba Moose in the minor leagues.
He finished his career by playing in 878 games, scored 181 goals and 259 assists.
Donations or memorials can be made to the Shawn Burr Foundation, P.O. Box 610812, Port Huron, MI 48061.
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