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Former Red Wing, Shawn Burr, dies

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DETROIT, Mich. (WXYZ) - Former Red Wings forward Shawn Burr, who inspired fans throughout his battle with leukemia, has died at the age of 47.

Burr valiantly battled the disease and rallied many to become more aware of blood cancers.

Two years ago, Burr caught up with Don Shane at Sparky Anderson's CATCH golf outing. At the time, he was happy to report that he was cancer free.

The Red Wings organization confirmed Burr's passing tonight.

Burr was drafted by the Red Wings in 1984 and scored 181 goals over the course of an NHL career that lasted from 1985-2000.

He was diagnosed with leukemia in 2011.

 

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