Guy Lafleur Cause Of Death: How Did Guy Lafleur Die? Was It A Lung Cancer? All you need to know about the death of the Canadian professional ice hockey player.
Born on September 20, 1951, in Thurso, Canada, Guy Damien Lafleur CQ OC, also known as “The Flower” or “Le Demon Blond”, was a Canadian professional ice hockey player.
He was the first player to score 50 goals in six consecutive National Hockey League seasons, as well as 50 goals and 100 points in six consecutive seasons.
Lafleur was a right wing player for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques between 1971 and 1991.
His NHL career included 17 seasons and five Stanley Cup championships in 1973, 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979 (all with the Canadiens).
In 2017, Lafleur was named as one of the 100 Greatest NHL Players in history.
Guy Lafleur Cause Of Death: How Did Guy Lafleur Die? Was It A Lung Cancer?
In 2019, Lafleur started facing health issues. He had open-heart surgery in September with five bypasses. He then had his left lung’s cancerous lobe removed in November. In October 2020, he was diagnosed with cancer in his right lung.
He was also a spokesperson of the cancer CHUM foundation.
He died on April 22, 2022, at age 70. Lafleur died one week after Mike Bossy, who also succumbed from lung cancer; both were Quebec native whose careers as right-wing stars were often compared.
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