A somber bit of news amongst all this Blackhawks celebration fever. Keep the legend in mind.
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Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita won’t be on hand Monday night as the team he played for for 22 years stands to clinch the Stanley Cup. In fact, the beloved Hall of Famer is unaware of much of anything happening around him.
The Chicago Tribune has a long and devastating profile on Mikita and his sudden and sharp decline at the age of 75 from Lewy body dementia, a disorder that has stripped him of all his memories.
“His mind is completely gone,” Mikita’s wife Jill told the Tribune. “I don’t like to use that term but there’s no other way to describe it.”
The Mikita family says the hockey legend started exhibiting signs of dementia at the start of the year. His decline has been quick and Mikita now stays at an assisted living facility in the Chicago area.
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