Earlier today, Hamilton Police confirmed that Ray Emery, a former NHL player and Canadian athlete passed away due to drowning. The Canadian athlete was best known for his time playing for the Ottawa Senators, the Chicago Blackhawks and the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Emery was only 35 years old when he drowned. Fans and the hockey community are shocked to learn that he passed away so suddenly.

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According to reports, Emery was swimming off a boat early Sunday morning and police were called when he didn't resurface. All morning, officials have been looking for his body.

Around 2:50 PM, his body was finally recovered and officials confirmed that it was Emery that had passed away in Lake Ontario.

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Since then, there's been an outpouring of support and tributes to Emery all over the internet. Other celebrities, hockey players and fans have paid tribute to the Canadian athlete on Twitter. 

Here are some of the tributes to Ray Emery.

Finally, Toronto Maple Leafs' general manager Kyle Dubas posted this touching letter about Emery.

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