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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.
|Cause of death||Pulmonary Embolism|
|Age of death||40 years|
|Birthday||December 28, 1929|
|Death date||May 31, 1970|
|Place of death||New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|