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Mike Bossy, Islanders Legend and Hockey Hall of Famer, Dead at 65 [Video]

Mike Bossy, a hockey legend who spent his entire career with the New York Islanders, died on Friday, the team announced on Friday. He was 65 years old. According to the Associated Press, Bossy’s cause of death was lung cancer. He revealed his cancer diagnosis via an open letter on TVA Sports’ website in October. 

“The New York Islanders organization mourns the loss of Mike Bossy, an icon not only on Long Island but across the entire hockey world,” Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said in a statement. “His drive to be the best every time he stepped on the ice was second to none. Along with his teammates, he helped win four straight Stanley Cup championships, shaping the history of this franchise forever.  On behalf of the entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Bossy family and all those who grieve this tragic loss.” 

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