How did Bobby Hull die? Former Blackhawks legend cause of death explained

Bobby Hull, a star of the Chicago Blackhawks and one of the all-time great hockey players, has passed away. Let’s see How did Bobby Hull die and Bobby Hull Cause of death in detail.


How did Bobby Hull die?

Great Chicago Blackhawks player Bobby Hull passed away on January 30, 2023. He was 84 years old.

AM Sports Marketing Group shared the devastating news on Facebook.

It read,

It was with great sadness that we report our long time friend Bobby Hull has passed away, just a few weeks after his 84th birthday. We were lucky enough to share many times with Bobby over the years, many stories, a few cigars, and many bottles of dirty red.

We have met many legends in sports over the years. There was one great storyteller and man who enjoyed being with his fans until his last days. A man who would share a story or three wirh anyone who would ask about hockey and his amazing life story of coming from nothing to be one of the top hockey players of all time.

We will never forgot Robert Marvin Hull. He was The Legend.

Former Sports Director of CKND Joe Pascucci shared a match video of Bobby Hull by remembering him.


Bobby Hull Cause of death

We’re sorry to have to inform you that Bobby Hull has passed away.

Bobby Hull was regarded as having a friendly personality. Many people must be curious to know the Bobby Hull cause of death in light of the recent news.

The precise Bobby Hull cause of death hasn’t been revealed, yet. As soon as we find out more information, we’ll update this story.


Who was Bobby Hull?

Robert Marvin Hull OC, known widely as Bobby Hull  was a Canadian ice hockey player. He was known as “The Golden Jet” because of his blonde hair, quick skating, end-to-end rushes, and ability to fire the puck with great velocity. Due to his abilities, one to five opponents were frequently given the exclusive task of following him around.

His junior hockey career began in Belleville, and in the fall of 1954, he began playing Junior B hockey for the Woodstock Warriors. As Ontario’s winner in 1955, Hull led the Warriors to the Sutherland Cup. Before signing on with the Chicago Black Hawks in 1957 at the age of 18, he later played for the Galt Black Hawks and the St. Catharines Teepees in the Ontario Hockey Association.

Bobby Hull rule

Hockey players bending the blades of their sticks in the 1960s became known as “banana blades” because to Hull and his partner Stan Mikita. Hull is the player most often associated with the rule that prohibited this activity because to the possible risk to goalies, who used masks seldom at the time. The puck’s trajectory was unexpected due to the bent blade. The blade curvature was first restricted to between half and three quarters of an inch; in 1970, it was established at half an inch. The curvature is now restricted by NHL Rule 10.1 to three-quarters of an inch.

NHL Career

Hull had a strong rookie season, placing second in the Calder Memorial Trophy. Hull started as a Black Hawk wearing the numbers 16 and 7 but eventually switched to his fabled number 9 in honor of his hero Gordie Howe. In his third season (1959–60), he held the league scoring record for both goals and points (winning the Art Ross Trophy), a record he repeated in 1961–62 and 1965–66. In 1961, he led Chicago to its third overall and first Stanley Cup in 23 years.

The Golden Jet broke his record of 50 goals as well as that of Bernie Geoffrion and Maurice Richard on March 12, 1966, to become the first NHL player to score more than 50 goals in a season. In 1968–69, the Hawks missed the playoffs for the first time since Hull’s rookie season, despite Hull breaking his record for goals in a season by four (netting 58) and setting a career NHL best of 107 points (second in the league that year). He had an incredible five times accomplished 50 goals or more by his final NHL season. This was just one less than all other players combined up to that point in NHL history.

He received votes for the First-Team All-Star left winger ten times during his 15 seasons in the NHL and the Second-Team All-Star left winger twice. He could skate 29.7 mph (47.8 km/h) and once recorded a slapshot of 118.3 mph (190.5 km/h).  Hull’s wrist shot was said to be harder than his slapshot during his quest to surpass the 50-goal mark.

WHA Career

Hull’s NHL-related legal troubles delayed his Winnipeg debut, but he quickly rose to the top of the WHA and won the Gordie Howe Trophy twice as league MVP in 1972–73 and 1974–75. He formed “The Hot Line,” one of the 1970s’ most powerful forward lines, with fellow Swedes Anders Hedberg and Ulf Nilsson.

During his stay with the team, “The Hot Line” helped the Jets win two AVCO Cups. His best performance came in the 1974–75 season, one of two separate occasions he finished second in the WHA point standings, when he not only set a new professional record with 77 goals but also added 65 assists for a total of 142 points, five points behind the league leader. He recorded 50 goals and 100 points four times each in the five WHA seasons in which he played more than half the season. He was selected to the First Team All-Star team three times and the Second Team All-Star team twice.

Hull was not permitted to represent Team Canada in the 1972 Summit Series, which featured the best NHL players from Canada against the USSR’s national team, as a result of his affiliation with the opposing league. Hull and other prominent WHA athletes, including Gordie Howe, who had left the NHL at the time of the first Summit Series, faced off against the Soviet national team in the second Summit Series two years later. Despite Hull scoring seven goals, the WHA lost the series four games to one (with three games ending in ties).

Bobby Hull Community Rink

A public outdoor rink was built in his honor by the Town of Cicero, Illinois. The rink hosts many events like high school hockey games, public skates, public Stick & Puck, and skating lessons.

Statue of Hull at the Bobby Hull Ice Rink – Cicero, Illinois. (Wikipedia.)

Awards and Recognitions

Hull played with the Chicago Black Hawks, Winnipeg Jets, and Hartford Whalers throughout his 23-year career in the National Hockey League (NHL) and World Hockey Association (WHA). In addition to helping the Black Hawks win the Stanley Cup in 1961, he twice received the Hart Memorial Trophy for the NHL’s most valuable player and three times received the Art Ross Trophy for the league’s top point scorer. Additionally, he guided the Winnipeg Jets of the WHA to Avco Cup victories in 1976 and 1978. He scored more goals than any other player in NHL history seven times, and he also led the WHA in scoring once while also winning the WHA’s Most Valuable Player award twice. He was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1997, the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1983, and he was presented with the Wayne Gretzky International Award in 2003. Hull was recognized as one of the “100 Greatest NHL Players” in 2017.


Tributes to Bobby Hull

Many people expressed their profound sympathies to his family and expressed how much they loved him. The news of this occurrence has upset his supporters and fans.

Gonna miss this legend of an athlete and a legendary good guy, my buddy Bobby Hull. He just passed at 84. We spent a lot of time together and he loved being with his fans. I will retire the #9 in my heart.

-Ron Onesti.


My best story of Bobby Hull was at the Toronto Sport Card Show in 2017 when I had the chance to meet him and have a picture taken with him with the last jersey he wore in the NHL….. when he saw it he said “would ya sell it”…. I said… “Well Mr Hull, I’ve actually just traded it for another jersey”….. he said “who did you trade me for?” I said ….. “Ted Kennedy Sir”…… he looks at me with a big smile and says…. “That’s a pretty good deal!” Lol.…..
A true character of the game, funny, pleasant to talk with and a great story teller…. The game just doesn’t have many like him any further.
RIP Mr Hull and say hi to all the legends we have lost….

Bobby Hull 1939-2023

-Mark Fera.


Sad to learn that Chicago Blackhawks legend, Bobby Hull, passed away. Many fun times were had with the Golden Jet going back to the days that my father and I were the Hawks team photographers. This was the last time I saw Bobby with Jeremy Roenick in Aug ‘21.

RIP Bobby…

-Bob Grabowski.


One of the worst things anyone can go through in life is losing a loved one. Any journey must have a destination at the end. The person’s time on earth has regrettably come to an end now that they have died.

We wish him eternal peace and send our thoughts and prayers to his loved ones, family, friends. May he rest in peace.

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