Scottish rugby legend Doddie Weir passes away

(MENAFN) Previous Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir passed away at the age of 52 on Saturday after struggling with motor neurone disease (MND).

"It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father, Doddie," his family made an announcement through the Scottish Rugby Union.

Doddie was a Scottish rugby union player who made 61 international appearances for the national team and signified the British and Irish Lion team.

Weir was an inspirational name for those suffering from MND, which he had for ages.

"With his actions Doddie has both humbled and inspired us and many others. He was the very best of us and will be sorely missed," on the words of the Scottish Rugby Union.

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak further sent condolences, saying the MND Association's tweet.

"Rest in peace Doddie Weir OBE. All my family’s thoughts are with Kathy and her sons," he shared on Twitter.


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