DETROIT - Former Detroit Red Wings winger Shawn Burr has died. He was 47.
Burr died Monday evening at a Detroit-area hospital after falling at his home this weekend.
The former professional hockey player had been battling cancer. Local 4 has learned Burr hit his head when he fell this weekend, but the exact cause of death is not yet known.
Burr was drafted 7th overall by the Red Wings in 1984. He played 878 games with Detroit, the Tampa Bay Lightning and the San Jose Sharks.
During the course of his career he scored 181 goals and tallied 259 assists. His most notable season with the Red Wings was 1989-90 when he scored 56 points in 76 games.
Shawn Burr Foundation
P.O. Box 610812
Port Huron, MI 48061-0812
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