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Roberto 'Bob' Bissonnette, Frederick Decoste Mourned After N.B. Helicopter Crash

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Andrew Vaughan/CP

CAMPBELLTON, N.B. - Friends are mourning the co-owner of the Capitales de Quebec baseball team, who was one of two people killed in a helicopter crash in northern New Brunswick on Sunday afternoon.

The team said in a statement that Roberto Bissonnette was killed along with the chopper pilot, Frederick Decoste.

It says the team's president, Michel Laplante, was also injured in the crash but is expected to survive.

Bissonnette, 35, who also went by the nickname Bob, was a former minor league hockey player who turned to music after ending his hockey career. His website says he was about to go on tour.

In an emotional tribute posted on Twitter, former teammate and friend Maxime Talbot described a close bond that endured long after they stopped playing together.

Talbot says he admired Bissonnette from the moment they met.

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