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Rugby: Former Scotland international Doddy Weir has died of Charcot’s disease.

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He was a Scottish rugby legend and his death was a tragedy for all fans of this game. Doddy Weir, a former second winger who won 61 matches between 1990 and 2000, passed away this Saturday at the age of 52, the Scottish Federation said in a press release written by his wife Kathy.

Weir suffered from Charcot’s disease for several years. Two weeks ago, he looked extremely weak at Murrayfield before the match between Scotland and New Zealand. He was married and has three boys: Hamish, Angus and Ben.

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“Doddy was an inspiring force of nature. His boundless energy and strength of character has guided him throughout his athletic and business career and we believe have enabled him to endure Charcot’s disease over the years, writes Cathy Weir in a press release. The disease took a lot from him, but never spirit and determination. He fought it with such courage, and if his personal struggle is over, he continues through his foundation until a cure is found for all who suffer from this devastating disease. »

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“We are lucky to have shared our lives with him, and we cherish all these memories: his love and warmth, his support and guidance, his wit and his terrible jokes. It’s hard to put into words how much he will be missed. »

On the Saturday before the match between England and South Africa, a minute of applause was celebrated at Twickenham to pay tribute to him.

Doddy Weir wearing a Scottish jersey, 1999 Sports icon. PA Images / Icon Sports


Source: Le Parisien

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