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Football World Rallies Round Former Manchester United Star Rio Ferdinand After The Death of His Mother

Football World Rallies Round Former Manchester United Star Rio Ferdinand After The Death of His Mother

Rio Ferdinand has been hit with another tragedy after his mother passed away following a battle with cancer.

The former Manchester United defender was left devastated following the loss of his wife Rebecca in 2015 to the same illness.

And he and brother Anton are now going through the worst pain possible with the death of their mother Janice at just 58-years-old.

The family have since released a statement, in which they describe their mother as “devoted” and “an inspiration”.

It reads: “We are heartbroken to announce that our amazing mum Janice passed away today after an ongoing battle with cancer.

“She was an inspiration to us all and was loved by everyone who knew her. She died at Guy’s Cancer Unit, London Bridge Hospital, with her loving husband Peter and us, her four children, at her bedside.

“She was a devoted mother to us all, and she was the most incredible grandmother to our children.

“The whole family are devastated. Our mum was the centre and the heart of our family and has supported us all through many difficult times, always with a smile on her face.

“Her strength and courage, as well as her great sense of humour and immense kindness, were never-ending.

“We would like to thank all the staff at Guy’s Cancer Unit for looking after our mum so well during her illness especially Marta and Joanna as well as everyone who has sent kind wishes to us all during this difficult time.”

Manchester United paid their respects to the former England captain and the footballing world soon joined in.

Manchester United earlier announced that they and Manchester City would be wearing the ‘worker bee’ symbol on their shirts for next week’s friendly.

 

 

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