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NHL legend known as Mr. Hockey, he played games in five different decades, spending his prime years with the Detroit Red Wings. He finished his career with NHL records in goals with 801 and points with 1850, but they would later be topped by the great Wayne Gretzky.
He married Colleen Joffa in 1953 and had four children with her. He suffered from dementia late in life and died on June 10, 2016.
How did Gordie Howe die?
Gordie Howe's death was caused by Natural Causes.
|Cause of death||Natural Causes|
|Age of death||88 years|
|Birthday||March 31, 1928|
|Death date||June 10, 2016|
|Place of death||Sylvania, Ohio, United States|
|Place of burial||Gordie Howe Memorial Statue Burial Site Saskatoon, Saskatoon Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada|
You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.Gordie Howe
I helped put in a rink in Cadillac, Michigan, when my wife was very healthy. She helped them put it in and the rink is going full-bore the last time I was there.Gordie Howe
American professional athletes are bilingual; they speak English and profanity.Gordie Howe
You should hold the top hand on the stick like you would hold a hammer when you’re driving a nail. You have the most leverage, and you won’t get your wrist broken.Gordie Howe
I like to think that I’m a family man first and a professional athlete second.Gordie Howe