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by Paul on 12/20/05 at 01:29 AM ET
Phyllis Gretzky was the glue that held her family together. Gretzky, who had battled lung cancer since being diagnosed in the autumn of 2004, died Monday night. She was 64. ''Throughout my career, she was in the background but she was the glue,'' Wayne Gretzky said at the time of her diagnosis. ''She's always been the toughest in the family.'' The Hockey Hall of Famer and coach of the NHL's Phoenix Coyotes took a leave of absence from the Coyotes and from his position as executive director of Canada's Olympic hockey teams on Dec. 17 to fly home as his mother's condition worsened.more
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