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Travis Roy, Terrier Hockey Player Paralyzed in 1995, Dies at 45. – BU Today

Dedicated his life after the accident to helping others with spinal cord injuries and funding research

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Travis Roy, Terrier Hockey Player Paralyzed in 1995, Dies at 45.
Travis Roy at center ice at the Agganis Arena in October 2015. Photo by Jackie Ricciardi 
Almost exactly 25 years to the day after his life was tragically altered 11 seconds into his first shift for the Boston University hockey team, Travis Roy (COM00, Hon.16), who was left paralyzed from the neck down in that game, died on Thursday. He was 45.
A family spokesman says Roy died from complications of being a quadriplegic for 25 years.

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