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Montreal Canadiens Star Guy Lafleur Passes Away at 70, Cause of Death Explored

Hockey legend Guy Lafleur has left for the heavenly abode. He died at the age of 70. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the GOAT. Read the article further to know more about the cause of the icon’s death.

What was the cause of his death?

Montreal Canadiens Legend Guy Lafleur has passed away. As of now, the cause of the five-time Stanley Cup champion’s death is not known but he had been battling lung cancer since October 2020. In the past, he had a cancerous lobe in his left lung which he got removed in the year 2019.

Guy’s team paid a tribute to him on Twitter, and wrote, “The entire Montreal Canadiens organization is mourning the loss of legendary Hall-of-Famer and Canadiens Ambassador Guy Lafleur, who passed away at the age of 70. Rest in peace, Guy.” We must say, he was one of the greatest hockey players of his generation.


To date, Lafleur was able to register a total of 518 goals and 728 assists in 14 seasons with Montreal. He was born on 20 September 1951, in Thurso, Canada. He was also known as “The Flower” and “The Blond Demon”.

What did the President of Montreal Canadiens have to say about Lafleur’s death?

Montreal Canadiens President Geoff Molson issued a statement that read, “We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Guy Lafleur. All members of the Canadiens organization are devastated by his passing.”

Molson further added, “Guy Lafleur had an exceptional career and always remained simple, accessible, and close to the Habs and hockey fans in Quebec, Canada and around the world. Throughout his career, he allowed us to experience great moments of collective pride. He was one of the greatest players in our organization while becoming an extraordinary ambassador for our sport.”

How did the fans react to the sad news?

As soon as the news of Guy’s passing away came out, the fans couldn’t stop themselves from paying tributes to the sportsperson on the social media platform Twitter.

One fan wrote, “Guy Lafluer has passed away at the age of 70. What a player. Mike Bossys idol. Now both are on heavens number 1 line. May they both Rest In Peace”

Followed by a user who wrote, “A great hockey player Rest In Peace #GuyLafluer Canadiens icon Guy Lafleur, one of hockey’s flashiest players, dead at 70 | CBC Sports”

Another fan of the legend tweeted, “My hockey hero the GOAT has died. Three score and ten. Played hard and worked harder and practised more. See Ken Drydens THE GAME for his chapter on this memory making machine of a man. Thank You Mr. LaFluer; forever the flower. cheers Guy!!!!!& God Bless”

Followed by a user who penned, “My condolences to my hockey idol Guy Lafluer what touches me more is he died of lung cancer same thing as my late father died from💔” 

These were a few reactions of the fans to the demise of Lafleur. We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Guy Lafleur during this hard time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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