The cause was pancreatic cancer, the Blackhawks said. The team did not say where he died.
Esposito was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.
Chicago Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito has passed away at the age of 78 from pancreatic cancer. ❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/QJbqLVjSMc
— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 10, 2021
NHL Network mourns the passing of Chicago Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito. pic.twitter.com/TiQBF2Yk6c
— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) August 10, 2021