“Mr. Hockey” has passed away.
Gordie Howe died this morning at age 88.
The Hockey Hockey of Famer was surrounded by family at his son Murray’s house in Ohio when he passed away just before 8 o’clock Friday morning.
The longtime player with the Detroit Red Wings suffered a significant stroke in October 2014.
Part of his treatment included receiving stem cell therapy.
Howe celebrated his 88th birthday in March at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.
(photo courtesy of Stephen Dyrgas)