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Player apologized for taking his own life

Updated: July 12, 2003, 10:34 AM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL, Turkey -- New York Rangers forward Roman Lyashenko wrote a suicide note, then apparently tried to cut his wrists before hanging himself, a Turkish police officer said Wednesday.

Lyashenko's body was found hanging Sunday by a belt in the bathroom at a beach resort in Antalya, a southern Mediterranean province. He had been vacationing with his mother and sister.

In the note, Lyashenko apologized for killing himself, according to the paramilitary police officer who spoke to ...

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