In February 2022, Salming began to experience an unusual twitching motion in his muscles

In mid-July, Salming was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease

On 10 August, Salming publicly revealed his diagnosis via a statement shared through the Toronto Maple Leafs organization

Following his diagnosis, Salming developed severe depression

Salming had lost the ability to speak and relied on a feeding tube for meals

On 11 November, despite his diagnosis, Salming made the annual trip to Toronto for the Maple Leafs' Hall of Fame induction weekend game

Maple Leafs honoured Salming in their game against the Vancouver Canucks

Two weeks after the ceremony, Salming died on 24 November 2022, at the age of 71

Salming's passing made national headlines in Canada and his native Sweden

Several organizations, athletes and celebrities offering tributes to his life.