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omaghjoe

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« Reply #6480 on: September 06, 2019, 06:43:41 PM »
Dunno what it was like in his later years but he certainly had a lot of supporters all over southern Africa who saw him as a hero for giving back stolen land to the native populace.

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« Reply #6481 on: September 06, 2019, 07:22:42 PM »
Chester Williams - 49.
One of the first black Springboks and the only (i think) on the 95 RWC winning team

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« Reply #6482 on: September 06, 2019, 09:58:17 PM »
Chester Williams - 49.
One of the first black Springboks and the only (i think) on the 95 RWC winning team
4 dead now from that team. What happened poor Chester I wonder ?

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« Reply #6483 on: September 06, 2019, 10:43:02 PM »
Died of a heart attack

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« Reply #6484 on: September 07, 2019, 08:22:25 AM »
Chester Williams - 49.
One of the first black Springboks and the only (i think) on the 95 RWC winning team
4 dead now from that team. What happened poor Chester I wonder ?

The scrum half van der Westhuizen and who else?
Treble 6 Nations Fantasy Rugby champion 2008, 2011 & 2012

Tony Baloney

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« Reply #6485 on: September 07, 2019, 08:31:35 AM »
One of them died from a brain tumour years ago so he must have been very young.

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« Reply #6486 on: September 07, 2019, 09:24:54 AM »
Chester Williams - 49.
One of the first black Springboks and the only (i think) on the 95 RWC winning team
4 dead now from that team. What happened poor Chester I wonder ?

The scrum half van der Westhuizen and who else?

via the Torygraph

Reports in South Africa suggest that Williams suffered a heart attack following a gym session.
He becomes the fourth member of that team to pass away after Ruben Kruger, Joost van der Westhuizen and James Small, the other wing who died from a heart attack less than two months ago. Kitch Christie, the coach, has also passed away.
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Rufus T Firefly

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« Reply #6487 on: September 07, 2019, 12:00:30 PM »
Abdul Qadir, the great Pakistani leg spinner from the eighties. A brilliant bowler with a fiery temperament, as umpire David Constant found out on one occasion, when denying him an lbw decision. He was a leading figure in a brilliant three match test series against England in the Summer of 1982.

RIP.


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« Reply #6488 on: September 07, 2019, 11:23:05 PM »
One of them died from a brain tumour years ago so he must have been very young.

40. That was Ruben Kruger.

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« Reply #6489 on: September 09, 2019, 12:00:19 AM »
Irish athlete Craig Lynch has tragically died in a car accident at the age of 29.

Lynch represented his country at the European Championships back in 2016 in the 400m event and was part of the Ireland team that ran in the 2015 World Relay Championships alongside Thomas Barr,  Dara Kervick, Brian Murphy, Brian Gregan and Richard Morrissey.


He also won national indoor 60m title in 2016.

Lynch was a teacher and hailed from Shercock in Co Cavan.

On Sunday night Shercock AC posted on social media: "Following the tragic death of Craig Lynch, one of our most talented athletes, in a car accident last night, our thoughts and sympathies are with his parents, brothers, sisters, daughter, fiancee and all family members, indeed the whole Shercock community at this sad time. Rest in peace Craig."
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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #6490 on: September 16, 2019, 07:33:57 AM »
Rick Ocasek - lead singer of The Cars.  Wrote some of the tunes that defined the 80s.

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Re: Death Notices
« Reply #6491 on: September 18, 2019, 11:49:16 AM »
Fernando Ricksen. Taken away at a very young age, but I'd imagine his passing is a release for the fella, given the nature of his illness.

Rest In Peace.


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« Reply #6492 on: September 18, 2019, 11:52:51 AM »
 :(

Horrible disease.

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« Reply #6493 on: September 18, 2019, 11:57:22 AM »
Fernando Ricksen. Taken away at a very young age, but I'd imagine his passing is a release for the fella, given the nature of his illness.

Rest In Peace.

Wouldn't be too arsed about the Celtic Rangers fandango but he played in the last decent era of Scottish football and was a constant thorn in Celtics side, remember hating him with a passion just because of the way he got results, but have to say watching his illness play out has been gutwrenching and put a new perspective on things for me, no-one deserves that and God love him and his family. Was great to see the 2 sides of Glasgow come together in support of him in recent times. Indeed I would imagine it'll be a relief to the poor fella that his suffering is over. RIP

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« Reply #6494 on: September 18, 2019, 12:02:40 PM »
Unimaginable disease. Mind perfectly sharp and functional, but your body just fails you completely, leaving you trapped inside, communicating with your eye movements.

RIP Fernando.