KTVU - One of the greatest hockey players in history has passed away.
Gordie Howe, who was nicknamed "Mr. Hockey," died Friday morning at his son's home in Toledo, Ohio.
Howe was 88.
The cause of death has not been released yet, but Howe had been battling health problems.
He was diagnosed with dementia in 2012, and suffered two debilitating strokes in
Howe starred broke into the National Hockey League with the Detroit Red Wings at the age of 18 in 1946.
He was 52, when he played in his last game in 1980, with the Hartford Whalers.
He was a 23-time all star, and played in an NHL record, 26 seasons.
Howe also played 6 seasons in the World Hockey League.
He scored 801 career goals in the NHL, which is second on the all time list, behind Wayne Gretzkys 894 goals.
Other accomplishments include 6 Hart Trophies for NHL MVP, and 4 Stanley Cup championships.
He was inducted into the ice hockey Hall of Fame in 1972.