Gordie Howe’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Mar 31, 1928

Death Date

June 10, 2016

Age of Death

88 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes


Hockey Player

The hockey player Gordie Howe died at the age of 88 . Below is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

NHL legend known as Mr. Hockey, he played games in five different decades, spending his prime years with the Detroit Red Wings. He finished his career with NHL records in goals with 801 and points with 1850, but they would later be topped by the great Wayne Gretzky.

He married Colleen Joffa in 1953 and had four children with her. He suffered from dementia late in life and died on June 10, 2016.



“There’s always something in the game you wish you would have done different. That’s why players improve, because they learn from what they did before. They might have been guessing before, but now they know.” (Gordie Howe)


“My philosophy is never start talking about ‘if,’ ‘and,’ ‘but’ or the past, because 90 percent of what follows will be negative.” (Gordie Howe)


“If I learned one thing by playing professional hockey for thirty-two years, it’s that you have to love what you do. And that’s not just true for sports.” (Gordie Howe)


“All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and profanity.” (Gordie Howe)


“I still believe it is important that children have a chance to play other sports because they all offer learning experiences. Soccer is a growing sport and would be a good complement to hockey.” (Gordie Howe)