Shawn Burr dies at age 47
Dave Goetze, a friend of Burr's, says Burr was making progress in a fight against leukemia, but he died from brain trauma after a fall at his Detroit-area home. Goetze has worked for the Shawn Burr Foundation in support of blood cancer research.
In 878 NHL games, Burr scored 181 goals with 259 assists and 1,069 penalty minutes.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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