Doddie Weir is an iconic figure in Scottish rugby.
Suffering from a neurodegenerative disease for years, he died at the age of 52.
William and Kate, Prince and Princess of Wales, paid a touching tribute to the Scottish rugby player.
His motor neurone disease was diagnosed in 2016. The one who was selected 61 times from 1990 to 2000 is recognized as a specialist on the sidelines. The death of rugby player Doddie Weir was announced by his family on November 27, 2022, reports the Daily Mail. The former Scottish and Lions player handed the match ball over again in an Autumn Nations Series match last week. William and Kate, Prince and Princess of Wales, paid a poignant tribute to the Scottish and Lions rugby player.
Doddie Weir was a hero – we are so sad to hear of his passing. His immense talent on the pitch as well as his tireless efforts to raise awareness of MND were an inspiration. Our thoughts are with all those who loved him. He will be hugely missed across the entire rugby world. W&C
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 26, 2022
Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, 40, is effectively the head of the English Rugby League and the Rugby Football Union. “Doddie Weir was a hero – we are so saddened to hear of his passing. His immense talent on the pitch as well as his tireless efforts to raise awareness for MND were inspirational,” the statement read. of Kate Middleton and Prince William. “Our hearts go out to all who loved him. He will be greatly missed by the world of rugby.”, concluded the Prince and Princess of Wales on Twitter.
William and Kate: the Prince and Princess of Wales are joined by Princess Anne
Tributes, like that of Prince William and Kate Middleton, both 40, poured in on social media. Princess Anne, the patron of MND Scotland and the Scottish Rugby Union, also paid tribute to the iconic rugby player. “What a sad day. Doddie Weir will be greatly missed. He was truly larger than life, determined, generous and humble,” Princess Anne said. “He gave people a better understanding of MND and research funding. I am so grateful to him and his family for selflessly sharing their experiences. My thoughts and prayers go out to his entire family. “, concludes the tribute of Princess Anne.
Prince William, Prince of Wales and Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales © Agency / Bestimage