Walter Gretzky, father of NHL star Wayne Gretzky, dies at 82

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TORONTO (AP) – Walter Gretzky, the father of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, has died. He was 82.

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

In his younger days, Walter Gretzky became a name himself, appearing …