Quebec mourns the death of Guy Lafleur

We learn with sadness of the death of Guy Lafleur, famous hockey player of the Montreal Canadiens, following cancer. He was 70 years old.

Health problems had accumulated for the famous striker in recent years, with heart problems and a recurrence of cancer.

Obviously, this news has sent a shock wave in Quebec and testimonials and tributes are pouring in on social networks.

The organization of the Montreal Canadiens writes in particular: The entire Montreal Canadiens organization is in mourning following the death of its ambassador and legendary Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur, who passed away at the age of 70.

Rest in peace, Guy. »

Prime Minister François Legault wrote: Quebec is losing a giant. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. All of Quebec is thinking of you. Guy Lafleur is one of our legends. He marked an entire generation of Quebecers. He made us dream. He made us win. What made him a unique player was of course his extraordinary talent, but also his style, his elegance. He was a spectacular player. When we watched him play, we had the impression of seeing an artist.

We all have in mind the image of the blond Demon who does what he wants on the ice rink, with his mane of hair in the wind. To see a Quebecer who dominated the NHL with so much panache, to see one of ours shine with so much success, it was an immense source of pride. Guy Lafleur was not just an exceptional hockey player, he was also a straight-talking man. He was very accessible, very humble and generous. He also did me the honor of signing Canadian jerseys that I gave to other Canadian PMs.


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We offer our deepest condolences to the family, loved ones and to all those for whom the famous marker has changed something.