Tributes pour in as hockey world mourns the loss of Walter Gretzky

Take a look at the life of Walter Gretzky and his lasting impact on the game of hockey. Stephen Brunt narrates this essay on the life of Walter Gretzky, with interviews by Wayne Gretzky, Luc Robitaille and Mark Messier.

Canadian hockey has lost one of its most beloved icons.

Walter Gretzky — the father of The Great One who became a hockey dad for the whole country — passed away at the age of 82, it was announced Thursday.

A key figure in the sport, whose impact in recent years stemmed primarily from his extensive philanthropic work, Gretzky's passing prompted a wave of remembrance from across the hockey world.

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