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Former NHL player’s family says he had CTE when he died by suicide

This article discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Greg Johnson was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he killed himself five years ago, his family said Wednesday. The 12-year NHL veteran shot himself by gunshot on July […]

Predators star died with CTE after taking his own life in 2019

Former Predators captain Greg Johnson was suffering from CTE when he died by suicide in 2019, his family and the Concussion Legacy Foundation announced Wednesday. Johnson, who died on July 7, 2019, in Detroit at age 48, was diagnosed with CTE by Dr. Ann McKee, director of the Boston University CTE Center. “The diagnosis took […]

O.J. Simpson to be Cremated, Brain Will Not Be Donated to CTE Research

O.J. Simpson’s body will be cremated on Tuesday and his brain will not be removed first to preserve it for CTE research, according to the executor of his estate. new york post. Malcolm LaVergne, who has represented Simpson since 2009 and is the executor of the infamous former NFL star’s estate, has completed the necessary […]

O.J. Simpson’s brain will not be donated to CTE research: report

ruins of O.J. Simpson The New York Post reported Saturday that the man, who died this week after a battle with prostate cancer, has no plans to donate his brain to research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and will be cremated. Malcolm LaVergne, Simpson’s longtime attorney and executor, said: told the outlet Cremation plans were […]

OJ Simpson’s brain won’t be donated for CTE research

O.J. Simpson’s brain will be incinerated without being examined, the Post reported. The killer and former NFL great’s body is scheduled to be cremated in Las Vegas on Tuesday, but his estate says there are no plans to donate his brain for research despite multiple requests from scientists. a representative told the Post. Malcolm LaVergne, […]

Chris Simon’s Family Believes Former NHL Player Died by Suicide, Suffered from CTE

The family of former NHL player Chris Simon said they “strongly believe” the legendary enforcer suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and that his symptoms led to his suicide. News of Simon’s death made headlines on Tuesday, but the details of what led to the 52-year-old’s death were not publicly known. In a statement prepared […]

NHL still won’t change CTE stance after Chris Simon’s suicide

The NHL does not appear to have changed its position on the link between chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and repeated blows to the head. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly told NHL Insider Frank Seravalli. The NHL has not changed its position on degenerative brain diseases, saying “the science is still lacking.” This comes amid renewed attention […]

Canadiens legend Henri Richard had stage 3 CTE at time of his death: study

When 11-time Stanley Cup champion and Montreal Canadiens legend Henri Richard died, he had stage 3 chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), his family said. According to the Mayo Clinic, CTE is a brain degenerative disease caused by repeated head trauma. Richard’s son Dennis published the findings in hopes of raising awareness of the risks of head […]