Mike Bossy, a Hockey Hall of Famer and veteran New York Islanders winger died Friday, the organization confirmed. He was 65 years old. Bossy played a key role in the Islanders’ four straight Stanley Cup victories from 1979 to 1983. Let’s see how did Mike Bossy die, the Cause of his death, and what we have to know about his condition.
What happened to Mike Bossy?
1/3 “The New York Islanders organization mourns the loss of Mike Bossy, an icon not only on Long Island but across the entire hockey world. His drive to be the best every time he stepped on the ice was second to none.” – Lou Lamoriello
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 15, 2022
“The New York Islanders organization mourns the death of Mike Bossy, a legend not just on Long Island, but across the hockey world,” said Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello in a statement.
“His desire to be the greatest every time he walked onto the rink was unrivaled. He and his colleagues helped win four straight Stanley Cups, permanently changing the course of this franchise’s history. We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the whole Bossy family and all those who are mourning this awful loss on behalf of the entire organization.”
How did Mike Bossy die?
Back in October, former Islanders player Mike Bossy announced that he had lung cancer.
Bossy was employed by the French-language network TVA Sports in Canada, and he has announced that he would be leaving his position to pursue treatment.
“It is with great sadness that I must move away from your screens for a necessary pause,” Bossy wrote in an open letter in French. “During my time off, I’ll be having lung cancer treatment. So far, the score is 1-0, but I haven’t uttered my final word.”
In hockey, you always have to stop between periods to polish the ice, heal wounds, repair breakages, rest, review the game plan, absorb the energy of the crowd and come back STRONGER. Come back stronger with one goal in mind: to win and give your all.
The battle I am about to fight will not be easy. Know that I will give my 100%, nothing less, with the objective of seeing you again soon, after a very eventful hockey game. You will never be far in my thoughts. On the contrary, you will occupy a privileged place there and you will be one of my motivations to get better.
Like athletes who are about to deliver the performance of their lifetime, I will need all my strength and all my concentration. Surrounded by my family and my friends, I wish to preserve this sacred and peaceful space, far from cameras and interviews.
The Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur, who is also battling illness, delivered a beautiful message of hope to his friend.
“Hello Mike, just heard you have cancer. It really hurt me to hear this news. We have had trials in our lives, each of us. I think this one is the biggest, but we’re going to do everything to beat it like it’s a Stanley Cup final. Don’t let go Mike, I’m with you and I’m thinking of you. With all my heart, I wish you a speedy recovery.”- VIDEO HERE
Mike Bossy was reportedly in Palliative Care with Advanced Lung Cancer
According to multiple reports, HHOFer and Islanders legend Mike Bossy, the star of the Islanders dynasty in the early 80s, is reportedly in the final stage of advanced lung cancer. Bossy, 65, announced back in October of last year that he had been diagnosed with lung cancer.
From reporters, it is reported he is in Palliative Care, given to those in the end stages of cancer, and has been sent home to spend his final days with his family. There has also been unconfirmed news, allegedly from a relative of Bossy, that the former star is unable to walk and is now reaching the end of his battle with Cancer.
Mike Bossy Cause of death
So far now no official information about his death. But the internet is getting their speculations as his lung cancer severed and end his life.
Earlier on April 4, several American media had wrongly announced the death of the legendary sniper.
TVA Sports confirmed, Former National Hockey League (NHL) player Mike Bossy was at home surrounded by his loved ones and continues his battle with cancer.
This is what the family of the 65-year-old man told the TVA Sports network on Monday.
Earlier today, we posted a tweet about NHL legend Mike Bossy that was based on false information.
We apologize to anyone who was affected by this error including friends, family, and fans of Mr. Bossy.
Our continued thoughts remain with him during this difficult time.
— Spittin’ Chiclets (@spittinchiclets) April 4, 2022
“[Family members] thank those who support him in these difficult times and wish to respect his privacy,” wrote TVA Sports in a post on Twitter.
Mike Bossy Main Events
Bossy played his entire 10-year NHL career with the Islanders after being drafted 15th overall in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. In 752 games, he has 573 goals (22nd all-time in NHL history) and 553 assists (third all-time in team history).
He has the most postseason goals in team history (85).
Bossy received the Calder Memorial Trophy in 1978 and the Conn Smythe Trophy when the Islanders won the Stanley Cup in 1982. He shares the record for the most 50-goal seasons (9) and the most 60-goal seasons (9) with Wayne Gretzky (5).
With nine straight 50-goal seasons, he owns the record.
Fans react to Mike Bossy’s death
Gill Smith – My father’s favorite player and team. We are from Toronto. He hated the Leafs. RIP Mike Bossy.
Shane – I was born in 71, a Habs’ Fan, but I loved great goal scorers. From the early part of the ’80s, and next to Gretzky, Bossy was one of my favorites. Hate to see him go (far too young), and condolences to all those near and dear to him.
Bob Mathers – Way too early. Thanks, Mike for all you did for the Islanders and the sport. You will be sorely missed. You are the GOAT. Your records will stand forever.
Dogecoin – RIP Mike. #isles Best goal scorer to ever lace em up.
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