Prince William And Princess Kate Pay Respects Following The Sad News That Former Rugby League Star

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Prince William And Princess Kate Pay Respects Following The Sad News That Former Rugby League Star

The Prince and Princess of Wales have expressed their condolences following the passing of Rob Burrow, the former rugby league star and motor neurone disease (MND) campaigner.

“A legend of Rugby League, Rob Burrow had a huge heart. He taught us, ‘in a world full of adversity, we must dare to dream.’ Catherine and I send our love to Lindsey, Jackson, Maya and Macy,” penned Prince William. 

The couple’s tribute follows an official statement released by the Leeds Rhinos rugby club. 

It reads: “Rob inspired the entire country with his brave battle against motor neurone disease since his diagnosis in December 2019. He passed away peacefully at Pinderfield’s Hospital near his home surrounded by his loving family after becoming ill earlier this week.

“Burrow played his entire career with Leeds Rhinos and won every honour with the club as part of their golden generation. A hard working and dedicated player, his fearless performances made him one of the most respected players in the Rhinos ranks.

“On behalf of the Burrow family, we would like to thank the staff at Pindersfield Hospital for their compassion and caring for Rob in his final days.

“Fittingly, as a tribute to the incredible work done by Rob, the groundbreaking of the new Rob Burrow Centre for MND at Seacroft Hospital on Monday will go ahead as planned at Rob’s request. At this time, we would ask that everyone respect the privacy of the Burrow family.”

The statement concludes that any well-wishers may pay their respects at the South Stand at Headingley Stadium, with the gates open from Sunday evening for visitors. 

Following the announcement, tributes have continued to pour in for the rugby legend. He is survived by his beloved wife, Lindsey, and their three children. 

“Extremely sad news. Rob leaves behind an incredible legacy in his work to raise awareness and advocate for those with Motor Neurone Disease. My thoughts are with his family and friends through this time,” penned Labour leader, Keir Starmer.

“Smallest player on the pitch. But a giant of a man. There’s only one Rob Burrow,” wrote BBC Breakfast presenter, Sally Nugent. 

Meanwhile, The MND Association shared: “We’re deeply saddened to learn of the death of our patron Rob Burrow CBE. Since his MND diagnosis in 2019, Rob has played a vital role in raising awareness and money to support our work. We will be forever grateful. Our thoughts are with Rob’s family, friends and fans.” 

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