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Travis Roy was 45 years old. A cause of death was not immediately known. An emotional Jack Parker, Roy’s coach at the BU, spoke to WBZ-TV on Thursday, saying his former player was still “optimistic” even after the injury.
“He went out of his way to help people, even though he had a hard time, every day. No one knows how difficult it was for Travis every day. He went out of his way to help others all the time, and he was always optimistic. What his foundation did for people like him who were in a chair, beyond belief.
— Joseph Barracato (@JoeBarracato) October 30, 2020
Boston University said
In a statement, Boston University said, “It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of Travis Roy. His story is the epitome of inspiration and courage, and he has been a role model and hero to so many. Travis’ work and dedication to helping other spinal cord injury survivors is simply amazing. His legacy will last forever, not only within the Boston University community, but with the countless lives he has affected across the country. Our sincere hearts go out to his wonderful family as well as to his large support group of friends and colleagues.
Boston Bruins president Cam Neely called Roy “the ultimate symbol of determination and courage.”
“The impact Travis has had on the New England hockey community is immeasurable, and his tireless advocacy for spinal cord research has been inspiring,” Neely said in a statement. “The Bruins extend their sincere condolences to the Roy family, the Travis Roy Foundation, Boston University, and everyone who knew and loved Travis Roy.