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Jean Béliveau remembered as true gentleman

12/03/2014 12:32 EST | Updated 02/01/2015 05:59 EST
Tragedy has hit the hockey community again. Following the sad news of Jean Béliveau's passing at the age of 83, many people took to social media to extend their condolences and honour a true gentleman of the game. 

Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre summed up the feeling surrounding the passing of the Canadiens legend when he announced that the hockey world and the entire country would be mourning this great loss. Flags will remain at half mast in the city of Montreal to honour Béliveau. 

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The NHL put together a video tribute in the wake of the news. 

Former and current Montreal Canadiens players were quick to respond with condolences, and mentioned what a role model No. 4 always was within the organization. 

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Canadian athletes outside of the NHL also had fond memories of the 10-time Stanley Cup winner. 

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Hockey pundits and fans of the game continued the parade of high praise, which speaks to the extraordinary character Béliveau possessed. 

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