Hockey Legend Gordie Howe Dies at 88

B Bennett/Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images(DETROIT) — Legendary hockey player Gordie Howe has died, the Detroit Red Wings confirmed on Friday. The Hall of Famer was 88 years old.

Known as Mr. Hockey, Howe scored his final NHL goal in 1980 at age 52 as a member of the Hartford Whalers, but he spent 25 years as a Red Wing, winning the league’s most valuable player award six times. He still holds the record for most games played.

Howe had suffered from dementia and in retirement, raised money for Alzheimer’s research and for doctors studying whether it’s possible to predict dementia in athletes who have suffered repeated head trauma.

Recently, he had also suffered a stroke.

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