DETROIT (AP) — Hundreds of friends and acquaintances joined Gordie Howe’s family at a funeral service to say goodbye to the hockey great.

The service followed Tuesday’s day-long public visitation in Joe Louis Arena, where thousands of people waited to play their final respects to Howe.

Among those in attendance at the funeral service were NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky, who wore No. 99 as a player in honor of Howe, who wore No. 9.

Howe died last Friday at the age of 88.

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