Canadian ice hockey great Guy Lafleur has died at the age of 70.

Guy Damien Lafleur, a legendary ice hockey player, passed away at the age of 70.

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

An autopsy did not reveal the cause of death, but Lafleur had battled lung cancer for nearly three years.

Lafleur was born on September 20, 1951, in Thurso, Quebec, a natural on the ice. While still an amateur

 he competed for the Quebec Remparts, where he amassed a career-high 130 goals and 209 points in his final season, leading the team to the 1971 Memorial Cup victory.

During his 20-year career, Lafleur played for the Montreal Canadiens, with whom he won four straight Stanley Cups in the 1970s.

With 1,246 career points, he holds the record for most points scored by a Canadiens' player.

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