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Rugby: former Scottish international Doddie Weir, suffering from Charcot's disease, died


Great second-line of the 1990s, Doddie Weir died on Saturday at the age of 52, following Charcot's disease.

He was a Scottish rugby legend and his death is a tragedy for all lovers of this game out there.

Doddie Weir, the former second-line in the 61st selections between 1990 and 2000, died this Saturday at the age of 52, announced the Scottish Federation in a press release written by his wife Kathy.

Weir had suffered from Charcot's disease for several years.

Two weeks ago, he appeared extremely weak, at Murrayfield, before the match between Scotland and New Zealand.

He was married with three boys, Hamish, Angus and Ben.

— Scottish Rugby (@Scotlandteam) November 26, 2022

“Doddie was an inspiring force of nature.

His boundless energy and strength of character guided him through his sports and business career and, we believe, enabled him to face Charcot's disease throughout his years, writes Kathy Weir in the press release. .

The disease took a lot from him, but never his spirit and his determination.

He fought it with so much courage and if his personal fight is over, he continues through his foundation until a cure is found for everyone with this devastating disease.


“We are lucky to have shared our lives with him and we cherish all those memories: his love and warmth, his support and guidance, his quick wit and his terrible jokes.

It's hard to put into words how much he will be missed.


A minute of applause was observed at Twickenham on Saturday, before the match between England and South Africa, to pay tribute to him.

Doddie Weir in the Scottish jersey in 1999. Icon sport PA Images / Icon Sport

Source: leparis

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