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Derek Forbort Reveals Tragic News Strikes Him And His Family

Published March 29, 2024 at 11:55
BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
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Heartbreaking news touches the Boston Bruins community as defenseman Derek Forbort mourns the loss of his beloved dog, Darla.

The bond between pet and owner is profound, and Forbort's loss is deeply felt by fans and teammates alike.

Forbort issued a statement on Instagram:

Writing these things for your dog is brutal so I figured I'd come on here and try make all of you sad too «Don't worry about the book. It isn't mine, but I glanced at it»


Darla had been battling cancer and combined with a recent flare up in her pancreatitis it just became too much for her she went peacefully on a rainy Sunday morning, cuddled up in a warm blanket, lounging on her favorite tempur-pedic dog bed. (She had a bad back)

I'd like to give a special shout-out to Darla's sitters.. Emily, Allie and Nicole. I liked to think of Darla as a community project but without these three it wouldn't have been possible. She was as much theirs as mine.

Some of Darla's favorite things were waking me up for breakfast, searching the North End for leftover pizza and chasing chipmunks at the cabin. My favorite thing about her was how happy she made people as they saw her bouncin down the sidewalk.

I'm so grateful someone decided to give you up. I think I needed you more than you needed me. Bye, Darla


In times of grief, the hockey world stands in solidarity with Forbort, offering condolences and support during this difficult period.

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