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"Todd Ewen, a former professional hockey player, took his own life in September 2015 in the basement of his St. Louis home," the Atlantic reports.
"Ewen had been suffering from depression and memory loss since his retirement from the NHL, in 1998. Before his death, he confided in his wife, Kelli, that he feared he may have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE - a neurodegenerative disease that most experts agree is linked to repetitive head trauma."
* New York Times: Doctors Said Hockey Enforcer Todd Ewen Did Not Have CTE. But He Did.
"A new analysis of Ewen's brain tissue confirms he had the degenerative brain disease, despite what a Canadian doctor initially found. That doctor went on to work for the NHL."
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