Artist, wife of 1980 U.S. hockey star, dies in fall

Kara Pavelich, an artist well known along the North Shore and the wife of former Minnesota Duluth and NHL hockey star Mark Pavelich, has died. Authorities believe she fell from a 20-foot balcony in an accident at her home. She was 44.
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Kara Pavelich, a North Shore artist and wife of former NHL hockey star Mark Pavelich, died after an accidental fall from a 20-foot balcony at their home in Lutsen, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

Pavelich was developing an acrylic painting career that made her well-known on the North Shore, the newspaper reported. She featured her work on the online artist and crafter's website Etsy.

Mark Pavelich was a member of the 1980 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic hockey team.

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