- Norman Hunter has died from the coronavirus complications he suffered
- Hunter passed away at the age of 76 after losing his battle with the disease
- The legendary footballer made a massive 700 appearances for the Leeds United playing as a defender
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Leeds United legend Norman Hunter who played for England during the 1996 World Cup died from complications arising from the novel coronavirus on Friday, April 17, Daily Star reports.
Hunter lost his battle with the dreaded pandemic with his former club Leeds expressing shock at the demise of the late star.
He made a massive 700 appearances for the Leeds playing as a defender, making historical contributions for the club in over 13 seasons.
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Hunter tested positive for coronavirus earlier in April and has since been under the care of the NHS.
"Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of club icon Norman Hunter at the age of 76,” the club said.
"Norman was taken to hospital last week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and despite continuing
"Making his Leeds debut against Swansea Town at the age of 18 on Saturday 8th September 1962, he helped Don Revie’s side to a 2-0 victory and would go on to become one of the greatest centre-backs the game has ever seen..
"Norman remained part of the furniture at Elland Road throughout the years, being a regular speaker in the suite named in his honour, and was in attendance as recently as last month’s victory over Huddersfield Town.
"He leaves a huge hole in the Leeds United family, his legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time."
Briefly.co.za earlier reported that entire football fraternities have been thrown into mourning and serious confusion following the death of Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia who died after contracting coronavirus.
The 21-year-old Spaniard is said to have been working with Portada Alta which is a club in Malaga since three years ago before he died untimely.
According to the report on UK Sun, Garcia was first diagnosed of leukemia and was rushed to the hospital before the symptoms of coronavirus came.
He is now the first youngest victim of the deadly coronavirus which has been troubling the planet earth since December 2019.
Doctors are said to have tried all they could to save his life, but all efforts were futile. Since the outbreak of the disease, almost 300 people are reported to have died in Spain with many still battling for survival in the hospital.
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