Paulina Gretzky Posts Heartwarming Message, Photos After Death of Grandfather Walter Gretzky (PICS)

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The hockey world is in mourning after Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, passed away this week.

He was just 82-years-old.

Wayne Gretzky said in a statement Thursday night that his father battled Parkinson’s disease and other health issues the past few years.

His famous granddaughter Paulina Gretzky took to social media on Friday to share a personal message to her late grandfather.

In the touching post, she says that she will miss him and his trivia that she “could never answer.”

“Grandpa, I miss you and will always cherish the moments we spent together,” Paulina Gretzky wrote alongside the photo. “Most of all, I will miss your trivia, that I could never answer.”

“You were a role model to me and so many others. You had the unique ability to light up every room you walked into. I love you, Grandpa, I know you and Grandma are looking over all of us together. Until we meet again…”

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