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Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dead At 88 — Fans & Celebs Pay Their Respects To 'Mr. Hockey'

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So sad — but what a life lived.

NHL legend Gordie Howe died Friday morning at the age of 88, according to reports from the Detroit Red Wings, his former team.

The Saskatchewan-born athlete was truly a legend in the sport.

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A Hall of Famer best known as Mr. Hockey, Howe holds NHL records for most games (1,767) and seasons (26), and is second in goals scored, only behind later legend Wayne Gretzky.

He won four Stanley Cup championships with the Red Wings, and played in the league until he was 52 — an unheard of age for a pro athlete, and a long enough career that he was actually able to take the ice professionally with his two sons.

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