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Maine Sports Hall of Famer Travis Roy has died

The Maine native passed away Thursday from complications from his paralysis

Paralyzed athlete and motivational speaker Travis Roy of Maine has died from complications from his paralysis.

NEWS CENTER Maine is working to gather more details.

As a kid growing up in Yarmouth, Roy dreamed of playing Division One hockey, playing in the NHL, and then playing in the Olympics.

He was paralyzed after crashing into the boards in his first 11 seconds of playing college hockey. He spent the last 25 years advocating for the disabled, fighting for a cure for paralysis, and encouraging compassionate behavior.

In May 2017, Roy was inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame and received an honorary degree from his alma mater, Boston University.

This story will be updated. 

Travis Roy speaks to a group of students.

The video below is from May 2016.

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