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