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Paul D'Amato portraying Dr. Hook in the movie Slap Shot
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Hockey fans grieving the passing of a star

Published February 21, 2024 at 6:36 PM
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Slap Shot stands as one of the most iconic hockey films ever made, capturing the essence of 1970s hockey culture with a comedic flair that continues to entertain audiences.

Today, a sad announcement concerning one of the film's beloved actors was published.

Paul D'Amato, Infamous Slap Shot Villain, Passes Away at 74



The official Hanson Brothers account conveyed heartfelt condolences today for the family and friends of Paul D'Amato, who passed away yesterday at the age of 74.


D'Amato's portrayal of Dr. Hook, the principal antagonist in the Slap Shot universe, left an indelible mark on hockey fans.

RIP Paul D'Amato
Sending heart felt condolences to Family and fellow friends, actors🌹 #ripdrhook


Hockey Community Mourns Loss of Iconic Slapshot Actor



Many fans paid tribute to the late actor on social medias.


Saddened to hear of the passing of Paul D'Amato aka Tim "Dr. Hook" McCracken from Slap Shot

RIP Paul


We extend our sincerest condolences to those affected by that tragic loss.

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