Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir dies at 52

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir dies at 52

Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has died aged 52 after suffering from motor neuron disease.

Weir, who won 61 caps in a legendary Scotland career, used his profile to push for better research to be carried out into MND following his diagnosis in 2016 and appealed for improved care to be given to those afflicted.

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our beloved husband and father, Doddie,” read a statement from the family via the Scottish Rugby Union.

“Doddie was an inspirational force of nature. His unending energy and drive, and his strength of character powered him through his rugby and business careers and, we believe, enabled him to fight the effects of MND for so many years.

Doddie put the same energy and even more love and fun into our lives together: he was a true family man. It is difficult to put into words how much we will miss him.

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