03/06/2013 09:25 EST | Updated 05/06/2013 05:12 EDT

Stompin' Tom Connors Dies: Canadians Mourn Legendary Musician (TWEETS)

Canada lost a music legend Wednesday night with the death of Stompin' Tom Connors.

Connors passed away at his home in Ontario of natural causes. He was 77.

Although the icon has released dozens of songs and albums over his decades-long career, Canadians know him best for his tribute to Canada's favourite sport, "The Hockey Game."

Mourners quickly took to Twitter to lament the loss of a man "as big a part of hockey as the Zamboni." Read some of the reaction in the slideshow below.