Travis Roy was a former Boston University hockey player and Philanthropist who recently passed away at the age of 45 on October 29, 2020, due to complications of quadriplegia. Roy was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer as well.
The exact cause of his death is yet to be known but it is expected that his death was caused due to the complications that he had to face living a quadriplegic life. He suffered from quadriplegia during his hockey match that he was playing for the Boston University team.
|Profession||Ice Hockey Player|
|Parents||Lee Roy and Brenda Roy|
10 Facts On Travis Roy
- Travis Roy was born in Augusta, Maine, the United States on April 17, 1975. Travis passed away at the age of 45 on 29 October 2020.
- Travis graduated from Tabor Academy which is a preparatory school situated at Marion, Massachusetts, and received an ice hockey scholarship from Boston University in 2000.
- Talking about his injury, on October 20, 1995, during his first game for the Boston University ice hockey team, Travis slid and got his fourth and fifth vertebrae cracked which left him a quadriplegic. At the time of his massive injury, Travis Roy was just 20 years of age.
- In order to help the spinal cord injury survivors, Travis Roy started a foundation named “The Travis Roy Foundation” in 1977.
- From 1977 to 2020, his foundation has successfully distributed 9 million dollars to research and rehabilitation institutions for a good cause.
- Talking about his parents, he was the son of Lee Roy (Father) and Brenda Roy (Mother).
- The relationship status of Travis Roy was not found despite some research. So we do not know about his wife or children.
- The net worth of an American Ice hockey player was around 1.6 million dollars.
- The guy with a big heart and strong willpower, Travis Roy left the world too soon but he will be remembered forever.
- There is also a Wikipedia biography dedicated to a former Boston University hockey player where you can find details about his career.