Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie “Mr. Hockey” Howe died at the age of 88 Friday morning in Ohio.
BREAKING NEWS: Unconfirmed report that Hall of Famer Gordie Howe died at 7:58 this morning in Ohio.
— Ken Campbell (@THNKenCampbell) June 10, 2016
BREAKING: Hockey great Gordie Howe has died.
— Josh Elliott (@JoshElliott32) June 10, 2016
Prayers for Gordie Howe and his wonderful family. Rest in peace, Mr. Hockey.
— The Wheel Deal (@Bill_Roose) June 10, 2016
The Red Wings confirmed Howe’s death Friday morning. CBS Detroit notes his health had rapidly deteriorated since suffering a stroke in October 2015.
When he retired, the 23-time All Star finished with 2,421 games played, 1,071 goals, 1,518 assists, and 2,589 points, all NHL records, though Wayne Gretzky would eventually break his records for goals, assists and points.
He is widely recognized as one of the greatest hockey players of all time.