This is really awful news, per the Detroit News’s Tony Paul:
Former Red Wing Greg Johnson died of an apparent suicide, according to a Rochester Police report obtained by The Detroit News.
Johnson was found by his wife, Kristin, shortly before 10 a.m. on July 7 in a storage room in the couple’s basement. A gun and a single bullet were found near Johnson, according to police.
An autopsy has been completed by the Oakland County Medical Examiner, which declined Wednesday to discuss its findings.
Johnson, who played for the Red Wings from 1993-97, was 48.
“We couldn’t believe it,” said Tom Laidlaw, Johnson’s longtime agent, who declined to discuss the specifics surrounding Johnson’s death.
Continued, and if you’re having a hard time, 1-800-273-TALK is always there for those struggling with suicidal thoughts. You only get one ride on this roller coaster called life, so keep it going for as long as you can.