And after the concert on Wednesday night, I’m convinced that he’s immortal anyways. When he’s good and ready he’ll just decide to start his next chapter, that’s all it is.
The Leafs were leading Boston by three games to one in the semi-finals when the 20-year-old rookie - standing 5ft 8in and weighing 11st 4lb - took a pass from the Leafs' centre, Max Bentley, and scored what became the game's winning goal.
The Toronto team went on to defeat the Detroit Red Wings to win the Stanley Cup.
"[Professional hockey] seemed like a useless existence," he went on. I thought there must be a better way to end my life."Leslie John Thomas Costello was born on February 16 1928 at South Porcupine, now part of Timmins in northern Ontario.
The town was named after Noah Timmins, one of the founders of Hollinger Gold Mines in 1910; Hollinger was the richest Canadian gold mine ever, producing 20 million ounces over 60 years.
Costello remained an active man, who liked to ski cross-country in the bush during the long northern winters.