Derek Boogaard's death ruled accidental overdose of oxycodone and alcohol

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The cause of Derek Boogaard's death has just been released.

The enforcer for the Minnesota Wild who had signed with the New York Rangers died due to a "mixed alcohol and oxycodone toxicity," according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office. The death was ruled accidental.

At around 6 p.m. Friday, Boogaard's brothers Ryan and Aaron found him unresponsive in his condo at 415 1st Street North in Minneapolis.

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Derek Boogaard Cause of Death Report from the Hennepin County Medical Examiner

Previous Coverage
-> Derek Boogaard suffered from substance addiction
-> The Boogeyman Drops the Gloves: Profile of the Wild Enforcer
-> The Boogeyman Unfiltered: The Q & A with Derek Boogaard
-> RIP Derek Boogaard: Obituary
-> Did season-ending concussion play a role in Boogaard's untimely death?
-> Boogaard's brain donated to Sports Legacy Institute



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Oxycodone Addiction
Oxycodone Addiction

he death of Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was an ...due to a toxic mix of alcohol and the powerful painkiller oxycodone.

medical414
medical414

Oxycodone addiction typically occurs after the user receives a legitimate subscription from a licensed medical doctor. The individual uses the drug to cope with the pain that they are experiencing. 

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