Gordie Howe has died at age 88, and now fans are paying tribute to the hockey legend.
Howe’s son Marty announced his father’s passing on Friday morning. A cause of death has not been revealed. But since the news broke, Twitter has become flooded with tributes in honor of “Mr. Hockey,” who famously played the sport for an astounding six decades.
Widely considered one of the greatest players of all time, Howe’s first professional gig was with the Detroit Red Wings. The team tweeted, “Thoughts and prayers to the Howe family as Gordie Howe passes away at the age of 88. #9RIP.” They also made the photo above available for sharing, and many other teams have been tweeting condolences as well.
Meanwhile, fan @timsullivan23 expressed, “Damn hockey lost a true legend today RIP Gordie Howe.” @CurtisYoung16 shared, “RIP Mr. Hockey, Thank you for everything you have done for the hockey world. You will be missed Gordie Howe!! #Legend.” @yodaliciousluke commented, “rest in peace Gordie Howe loved by so soooo many. there was a reason he was called mr hockey…your legacy will live on forever.” @_joshstefansson also observed, “More and more legends passing away every day it seems… RIP Gordie Howe #MrHockey.”
And among celebrities, Dave Coulier posted on Twitter, “He was my hero. RIP Gordie Howe. Speechless.” Alyssa Milano stated, “Rest in peace, Gordie Howe.” Kevin Smith wrote, “RIP Mr. Hockey, #GordieHowe – the pride of Floral SK, husband of Colleen, Dad to Mark & Marty, and RedWing & Whaler!”
Larry King remarked, “Very saddened to learn that #GordieHowe has passed away. He was one of a kind! #RIPMrHockey.” Nathan Followill from Kings of Leon simply said, “RIP Gordie Howe.” And Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau also tweeted, “My condolences to the family of Gordie Howe, the Detroit Red Wings and all his fans around the world. He will always be Mr. Hockey.”
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