Guy Lafleur, a Canadian hockey legend, has died at the age of 70.

Guy Damien Lafleur, one of the all-time great hockey players, died at the age of 70.

Fans of the Montreal Canadiens hockey team left flowers at the base of the Guy Lafleur statue outside the Bell Centre in downtown Montreal on Friday to honour the deceased legend.

Despite the fact that the cause of death was not determined, Lafleur had been battling lung cancer for nearly three years.

Lafleur, who was born on September20,1951, in Thurso, Quebec, was a natural on the ice.

According to the National Hockey League, he played for the Quebec Remparts as an amateur, earning 130 goals and 209 points in his final season and guiding the team to the 1971 Memorial Cup victory.

Lafleur's career spanned 20 years, with the exception of six of those spent with the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won five Stanley Cup championships in a row in the 1970s.

With 1,246 points, he is the Canadiens' all-time leading scorer.

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