Gordie, the iconic hockey legend, has died at the age of 93.
He was diagnosed with lung cancer in September 2017 and died on Sunday at his home in Toronto, Canada.
He had been ill for about a year.
He spent more than 40 years with the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning the Stanley Cup with the team in 1959 and also playing for the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals.
Gordie’s first wife, Ruth Ann, died in 2002 and his second wife, Helen, in 2005.
They had three children: Gordie (born 1943) and Helen (born 1962).
“Gordie was a truly remarkable man who embodied the spirit of hockey,” NHL Hall of Fame president and chairman Joe Sakic said in a statement.
“He was an inspiration to all of us who followed the game.
We will miss him deeply and forever.”
Gordie played for the Leafs, Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, and the New York Islanders before he retired in 1987.
He retired as a player in the 1970s, after being inducted into the Hockey Hall-of-Fame in 1980.
The Toronto Maple Leaf franchise was formed in 1967, but Gordie moved to the United States in 1973 to play for the Philadelphia Flyers.
He became a free agent in the 1980s and signed a four-year contract with the Chicago Bears in 1991.
He played for five teams over the next eight seasons, including the New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers.
The Blackhawks signed him to a three-year deal in 2003, but he tore his ACL in training camp that summer.
Gordi was inducted as a member of the Hockey Writers Hall of Honor in 2008 and the Hockey Players’ Hall of Recognition in 2016.
He died in Toronto on Sunday, according to a release from the NHL.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.