March 5 2021 7:16am

Walter Gretzky, father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey legend Wayne Gretzky and the man who taught and nurtured the hockey player considered the “Great One,” died on Thursday at the age of 82. He had been battling Parkinson’s disease and other health issues in the past few years, but his son in a statement said he never let his health “get him down.”

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