No cause of death was given, but Lafleur had announced his most recent right lung cancer diagnosis in October 2020.  

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Guy Lafleur," Canadiens owner Geoff Molson said in a statement. " 

Guy Lafleur had an exceptional career and always remained simple, accessible, and close to the Habs and hockey fans in Quebec, Canada and around the world 

During the height of his career in the 1970s, Lafleur was a three-time Art Ross Trophy winner as the NHL's points leader 

"You didn't need to see Guy Lafleur's name and number on his sweater when 'The Flower' had the puck on his stick,"