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Pinchy 08-31-2011 04:29 PM

Wade Belak Passes Away (R.I.P)

TheHillsHaveThighs 08-31-2011 04:30 PM


TML4eva* 08-31-2011 04:30 PM

What... RIP

jc90 08-31-2011 04:31 PM

Dammit, RIP...but i'm not seeing this anywhere btw

Squiffy 08-31-2011 04:32 PM

man... I guess we sit here and hope some mistake has been made but that's what the little ticker on the Sun says no doubt.

RayzorIsDull 08-31-2011 04:32 PM

His wikipedia page is updated but I haven't seen anything else.

hockeygeek 08-31-2011 04:33 PM

Belak kills himself sounds bogus....Belak found dead sounds more legit. I call prank. The sun is untrustworthy

HockeyFanSince86 08-31-2011 04:34 PM

OMG what the hell is going on this summer :(

Pinchy 08-31-2011 04:34 PM

I've been looking around online and can't find any other news source reporting on this.

Might just be typical Toronto Sun reporting without confirming facts first...

Take it at face value until there are some credible news reports...

OneFan 08-31-2011 04:34 PM

Really do not want to believe this, it does say reportedly so there's chances for mistake.

If true, he truly one of the memorable players and a great person. Rest in peace.

bradbirtch 08-31-2011 04:35 PM

what rip belak

ACC1224 08-31-2011 04:36 PM

Someone should twit him and see if it's real.....seems unbelievable.

RyanMac 08-31-2011 04:37 PM

calgarysun Calgary Sun
Sources tell QMI that ex-Flame Leaf Wade Belak has been found dead in a downtown Toronto condo
9 minutes ago

Scoogs 08-31-2011 04:37 PM

No ****ing way.

Good Lord.

dredeye 08-31-2011 04:37 PM


Originally Posted by hockeygeek (Post 36345347)
Belak kills himself sounds bogus....Belak found dead sounds more legit. I call prank. The sun is untrustworthy

Yeah I just can see a headline reading that way. It definitely would say something like has been found dead or found dead in a potential suicide police are still investigating. To just come out and say he killed himself is brutal. Unless he did it in front of them which I'm sure wasn't the case they should really approach this kind of stuff with caution.

NikolaiTesla* 08-31-2011 04:37 PM

I will only believe it when someone other than the sun reports it.

Here it is though:


Note: This is extremely amateurish of them.

jc90 08-31-2011 04:37 PM

Now its on the ticker of the sun and also here



Former Toronto Maple Leafs tough guy Wade Belak was found dead in a Toronto hotel Wednesday.

The 35-year-old from Saskatoon was found in the tony 1 King West hotel and condo residence.

Belak retired in March after a long NHL career that included stops in Colorado, Calgary, Toronto, Florida and Nashville. He was recently announced as one of the ex-NHLers who would be performing on CBC's Battle of the Blades this year.

Belak is the third NHL enforcer to die in the last four months.

Derek Boogard of the New York Rangers was found dead May 13 in Minneapolis.

The 28-year-old's death was ruled to be due to an accidental overdose of presciption drugs.

Just over two weeks ago, Winnipeg Jets forward Rick Rypien committed suicide in his home in Crowsnest Pass, Alta. It came to light the 27-year-old had battled depression for more than a decade.

dredeye 08-31-2011 04:38 PM

WIKI is now updated and saying he was found dead in his Toronto condo. Has today as his date of death. WTF RIP Wade.

Troy Barnes 08-31-2011 04:39 PM

if true, thats terrible, RIP Belak :(

VanIsle 08-31-2011 04:39 PM

found at the bottom of his wikipedia page


Under personal life

Wade Belak was found dead in his Toronto condo on August 31st, 2011

RIP Belak

jc90 08-31-2011 04:40 PM


Originally Posted by dredeye (Post 36345541)
WIKI is now updated and saying he was found dead in his Toronto condo. Has today as his date of death. WTF RIP Wade.

well anyone can edit wiki, prolly someone just copied it from The Sun...

mooseOAK* 08-31-2011 04:40 PM

The days of the enforcer are coming to an an end once the league finds a way to do it.

Riddarn 08-31-2011 04:40 PM

damn. :(

Dio666 08-31-2011 04:40 PM

WTF Is going on!

R.I.P. Wade

MildlyAwesome 08-31-2011 04:40 PM

Cmon guys, let's get a reputable source. Wikipedia is not a reputable source.

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