Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88
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Hockey legend Gordie Howe dies at 88
Friday June 10th, 2016

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Hall of Famer Gordie Howe died on Friday morning at the age of 88, inspiring many teams and athletes to post their tributes to “Mr. Hockey” on social media.

Howe’s hockey career stretched over five decades, beginning in 1946 with the Detroit Red Wings and concluding in 1980 with the Hartford Whalers. In his 25 years with the Red Wings, Howe won the Stanley Cup four times and the Hart Trophy six times for being the league MVP.

Howe suffered a serious stroke and nearly died in October 2014, but he underwent stem cell treatment last summer and improved so much he was able to attend a Red Wings game this March, just before his 88th birthday.

FARBER: 'Mr. Hockey' Gordie Howe—Red Wings legend—dead at 88



Today we lost a hockey legend. One of the all time greatest players, and possibly the sports all-time greatest ambassador, Mr Hockey Gordie Howe has passed away. He forever changed the game in more ways than one can count, you will be deeply missed! #rip

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