Scottish rugby giant Doddie Weir dies aged 52 after losing brave five-year battle against motor neurone disease

  • Rugby’s Doddie Weir has died, aged 52, after battle with Motor Neurone Disease
  • Former Scotland and Lions player’s death was confirmed by his family this evening
  • Scottish Rugby announced the tragic news, paying tribute on social media

Rugby legend Doddie Weir has died, aged 52, after five-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease. 

The former Scotland and Lions player’s death was confirmed by his family this evening. 

Since his diagnosis in 2017, he campaigned for greater research and funding intothe disease.

Doddie Weir pictured at a match on November 13. Since his diagnosis in 2017, he campaigned for greater research and funding intothe disease

Doddie Weir pictured at a match on November 13. Since his diagnosis in 2017, he campaigned for greater research and funding intothe disease

Rugby legend Doddie Weir has died, aged 52, after five-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease

Rugby legend Doddie Weir has died, aged 52, after five-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease

Scottish Rugby released a statement on social media announcing the tragic news just weeks after the sporting legend made an emotional return to.

Their statement read: ‘We’re devastated to hear of the passing of Doddie Weir.

‘A Scotland legend, his determination to raise awareness & help find a cure for MND epitomised his personality.

‘Our thoughts are with his family, friends, all connected with Scottish Rugby and his charity at this difficult time.

‘#RIPDoddie’

This is a breaking news story, more to follow. 





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