Twitter pays tribute to Gary Ablett

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Footballers, sportspeople and fans have been paying their respects to the late former Liverpool defender Gary Ablett, who passed away on Sunday night.

  • Former Liverpool defender Gary Ablett dies, aged 46

    Ablett, born in Liverpool and handed his debut by Kenny Dalglish in 1986, lost a 16-month battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 46.

    Here are some of the tweets pouring in for Ablett:

    @LFC The staff of Liverpool FC would like to send our condolences to the family & friends of Gary Ablett, who died, aged 46, last night.

    @jon_flan93 #RIP Gary Ablett. My thoughts are with his family. Such sad news, top man x

    @TheMichaelOwen So sad to hear the news that Gary Ablett has passed away today aged 46. He played for some great clubs and had a career to be proud of. RIP

    @Dani37pachecho Devastated about Gary Ablett. He was my manager 2 years at Liverpool. Lovely man loved by all we knew him. Really sad news! RIP Gary!

    @VaughanCricket RIP Gary Ablett… Thoughts to all his family, Close friends and former team mates….

    @CliveTyldesley Another of the really good guys tragically gone. Gary Ablett – one of football’s gentle men. So sad.

    @Fletch5live Extremely sad news today regarding the tragic passing of ex Liverpool and Everton defender Gary Ablett. Thoughts are with his family

    @Phil_Neville Such sad news about Gary Ablett, wish his family all the best at this difficult time. RIP.

    @NeilMellor33 Sad to hear about Gary Ablett. Thought he was a fantastic coach and bloke to work with. Thoughts with his friends and family at this time

    @reid6peter R I P Gary Ablett , a gentleman.

    @JimProudfoot So sad to hear about Gary Ablett, a lovely man and an underrated player at Liverpool, Everton and Blues. Always a smile and time for a chat

    @BallsToCancer More sad news about the death of Gary Ablett at 46. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

    For more information about non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, visit Macmillan Cancer Support.

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    • Anonymous

      Very sad. Brings home the reality that life is well and truly short. RIP Gary.