Luke Richardson’s daughter, 14-year-old Daron Richardson, died on Friday. A statement was released by the Ottawa Senators saying that Luke Richardson’s daughter tried to take her own life. Daron was rushed to the hospital after the incident, but did not survive.
The statement read:
“There was an accident at their home (Friday) and Daron tried to take her life by hanging. Her mother found her in the basement, and Daron was rushed to the hospital by ambulance where she remained in critical condition in ICU until she succumbed to her injuries.”
According to the Toronto Sun, Luke Richardson played 21 seasons in the NHL with Toronto, Edmonton, Philadelphia, Columbus, Tampa Bay and Ottawa. After his playing days he became an assistant coach for the Ottawa Senators.
Senators GM Brian Murray said:
“To see this tragedy in the family and to understand what it must be like for them. It’s a dreadful day and a true tragedy for a beautiful family.”