"Mr. Hockey" Gordie Howe died early Friday morning at his son's home in Ohio, according to family members.

Howe played for the Detroit Red Wings from 1946-1971 before he retired.  He came out of retirement so he could play with his sons in the World Hockey Association later on in the 70's.

He was a four-time Stanley Cup champion, all with the Red Wings, during the decade of the 1950's.

He had been in declining health in recent years.  He suffered a stroke, and underwent controversial stem cell treatment so he could survive.  Howe was 88 years old.

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