Rugby league star Rob Burrow died at 41 from a neurodegenerative disease

Rugby league star Rob Burrow died at 41 from a neurodegenerative disease

En janvier 2021, Rob Burrow avait perdu l'usage de ses mains et de ses bras. La maladie avait ensuite atteint ses jambes MAXPPP – Danny Lawson

L'ex-rugbyman est mort dimanche. Le prince de Galles lui a rendu hommage.  

Ex-English rugby player Rob Burrow, suffering from a neurodegenerative disease, died on Sunday at the age of 41, and the announcement of his death sparked a wave of expressions of sympathy.

Star of rugby league, he won eight Super Leagues, three World Club Challenges and two Challenge Cups during his prolific career for Leeds Rhinos. An international, he retired in 2017. Two years later, doctors diagnosed him with motor neuron disease, a rare form of neurodegenerative disease characterized by a progressive loss of motor neurons leading to motor skills problems and progressive paralysis.

"The worst thing for me would be if someone took pity on me", he said after the announcement of his illness.< em> "I know what's going to happen, but I want to live as normally as before." In January 2021, he had lost the&# 39;s use of his hands and arms. The disease then affected his legs.

Unanimous sadness

His death sparked numerous expressions of condolence and support for his loved ones. William, Prince of Wales, paid tribute to his memory. "He taught us that in a world full of adversity, we must dare to dream", he wrote on his social networks, saluting the efforts "phenomenal" of the former thirteen player in favor of better management of neuromotor diseases. His death was announced by his former club Leeds.

"It'It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of our beloved son, husband, father, brother and friend", the club wrote in a press release. Rob Burrow, who played more than 400 times for Leeds between 2001 and 2017, helped raise more than 15 million pounds (just under 18 million euros) to finance the construction of the stadium. a new center for the care of patients suffering from a neuromotor disease.

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