After a month of prayer, Dale Hawerchuk's family is sharing that the hockey star has lost his battle against cancer.
On Tuesday afternoon, Eric says Dale Hawerchuk has died following a long battle with cancer.
"After an incredibly brave and difficult battle with cancer, our dad has passed away. My family is so proud of him and the way he fought," Eric tweets.
Fans have been sharing their condolences with the Barrie, Ontario family over Twitter.
Last month, the family said they were praying for Dale's recovery after his cancer resurfaced.
After the announcement of his death, Winnipeggers are sharing their condolences.
"Dale had a relationship with our fans unlike any player in the history of our franchise," the Winnipeg Jets say in a statement. "Dale was simply one of the finest human beings we have ever known that also happened to be a superstar."
The Jets add that his grace and humility were a part of how the former player carried himself. They add that they will miss him dearly.
Winnipeg's Mayor Brian Bowman says Winnipeg is mourning his death.
"Winnipeg is mourning today. Our thoughts are with the Hawerchuk family as a true Winnipeg Jets icon has been lost. Dale was a leader on and off the ice and we’ll always treasure the nine seasons we were fortunate enough to witness firsthand. Rest in peace #10."
Dale Hawerchuk was a former Winnipeg Jets player and worked as a coach before his death.