Hockey Player

How Terry Sawchuk Died: Cause of Death, Age at Death, and More!

Terry Sawchuk reached the not so modest age of 40 years. Find out the cause of death and more exciting information regarding the death of this famous hockey player.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Hall of Fame goaltender who played 21 seasons in the National Hockey League, mostly for the Detroit Red Wings.

He was such a talented goaltender that he met with Red Wings scouts at the age of just 14.

He became notorious for playing through severe injuries including an appendectomy, a broken instep, a collapsed lung, and ruptured discs in his back.

How did Terry Sawchuk die?

Terry Sawchuk's death was caused by Pulmonary Embolism.

At New York Hospital Manhattan, another operation was performed on Sawchuk’s bleeding liver. He never recovered and died shortly thereafter from a pulmonary embolism on May 31, 1970 at the age of 40.

Information about the death of Terry Sawchuk
Cause of deathPulmonary Embolism
Age of death40 years
ProfessionHockey Player
BirthdayDecember 28, 1929
Death dateMay 31, 1970
Place of deathNew York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, United States
Place of burialN/A