Thread: News Article: Wade Belak dead at 35
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09-02-2011, 12:32 AM
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Its strange. There was a lull in the nhl where you didnt hear about enforcer deaths. I heard about john kordic, but after that, I dont recall any tragic deaths until bob probert and the list has grown since.

The life of some of these enforcers remind you of the culture of pro wrestlers with the drug/alcohol abuse, painkiller consumption, and the daily grind that their bodies went through

Belak's death also reminds you how mental illness can be effectively disguised. From everytime I've seen him and by all accounts, this guy was outgoing, fun-loving and just a blast to be around. It makes me look around my circle and wonder if someone is having similar thoughts. At the very least, lets hope that deaths like these raise awareness to depression and mental illness.

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