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Montreal Canadiens Legend Guy Lafleur Has Died at Age 70

Montreal Canadiens Legend Guy Lafleur Has Died at Age 70
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It is with deep sadness that we announce Montreal Canadien legend, Guy Lafleur, has died at the age of 70.

Having captured five Stanley Cup titles throughout the course of his legendary career, Guy Lafleur was undoubtedly one of the best hockey players of all time.

While the cause of death has yet to be known at this time, his sister, Lise Lafleur, made the announcement on Facebook earlier on Friday morning:

Over the course of the last couple of years, Lafleur suffered with several health issues. From undergoing quadruple bypass heart surgery to learning about the resurgence of lung cancer in 2020, he dealt with a lot.

Despite all that, Lafleur continued to partner with Merck Canada for its campaign to raise awareness about early lung cancer detection. As this was a special cause he truly believed in. Always known as a fighter.

Born on September 20th, 1951, Guy Lafleur was and will always be a Quebec hero. Known for his flowing blonde hair and booming slapshots, his legacy will live on forever.

Today, our hearts are filled with love, sadness, appreciation, and mourning… We will miss you, Guy. Thank you for everything.

This is a developing story.

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