Friday, July 31, 2009

Sir Bobby Robson Passed Away

Posted on/at 11:03:00 PM by SBdude

Sir Bobby Robson had died due to years long of battle against cancer at the age of 76. A statement issued on behalf on his family read: "It is with great sadness that it has been announced that Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer.

"He died very peacefully at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him. A thanksgiving service in celebration of Bobby's life will be held at a later date for his many friends and colleagues."

News of Robson's death led to a flood of tributes from within the game and further afield. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown said, "Over the past few years, he fought cancer with his characteristic tenacity and good humour. He will be sorely missed not only in Newcastle and Ipswich, both of whom he served with such devotion, but by all sports fans in our country. My sincere condolences go to his wife Elsie and his family."

4 Shot(s):

Martian said...

SBdude said...

"If you're a painter, you don't get rich until you're dead. The same happens with managers. You're never appreciated until you're gone, and then people say: 'Oh, he was OK'. Just like Picasso."

Nice quote there =)

Soh Hong Wei said...

RIP Sir Bobby Robson.

SBdude said...

yeah..RIP sir bobby, he a legend !!

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Like It ?? Share It !! =)