Travis Roy, former BU paralyzed hockey player, has passed away

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Travis Roy has passed away. The Boston Terriers hockey player – who was paralyzed following an injury in 1995 – has died at 45.

An official cause of death has not been announced yet.

Death Candle
Death Candle (Photo by Pixabay)

Following his injury, he became an advocate for spinal cord injury treatment. According to WCVB, Ray passed away following complications due to an operation.

The procedure was needed, the report said, to ‘maintain his quality of life.’

Related: Late Model racer Jackie Boggs has passed away

“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Travis Roy,” Boston University said in a statement. “His story is the epitome of inspiration and courage, and he was a role model and a hero to so many people. Travis’ work and dedication towards helping fellow spinal cord-injury survivors is nothing short of amazing. His legacy will last forever, not just within the Boston University community, but with the countless lives he has impacted across the country.

“Our sincere thoughts are with his wonderful family as well as his vast support group of friends and colleagues.”

Related: Mario Henderson has passed away at 35

WCVB recently reported that Roy was diagnosed with cancer in his bladder. He had underwent treatment for the cancer before his death.

Roy was injured when he went head-first into the boards. This left his paralyzed.

Since launching the Travis Roy Foundation in 1997, it has raised more than $9 million. Half of the money went to research, the report said, while the other half went to providing equipment to individuals with spinal cord injuries.

Related: Cruz Pedregon Racing co-crew chief Eric Lane killed on US 180 in Texas

“Travis Roy was the ultimate symbol of determination and courage,” Boston Bruins President Cam Neely said. “The impact that Travis had on the New England hockey community is immeasurable, and his relentless advocacy for spinal cord research was inspiring.”

Report a Typo or Correction

Copyright © 2007-2020. The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved.

All information contained in this Digital Publication are copyright by The Capital Sports Report, and may not be duplicated, copied, modified or adapted, in any way without our written permission. Your use of our work does not constitute any right or license for you to use our trademarks, without the prior written permission of The Capital Sports Report.

Our Content, as found within our Website, is protected under United States and foreign copyrights laws. The copying, redistribution, or use of our publication by you of any such Content, is strictly prohibited. Your use of our Website does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content.

The Capital Sports Report and its logo are official trademarks of Anthony Caruso III and Anthony Caruso Enterprises.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.