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Another No. 7 Has Gone

Football legend George Best died at the age of 59 after losing his long battle against alcoholism.

Football legend George Best, named by Pele as the best footballer, died on Friday afternoon after spending much time of all his 59 years combating with alcohol problem.
“After a long and very valiant fight, Mr George Best died this afternoon in the intensive care unit at Cromwell Hospital,” a spokesman for the hospital said.
“The thoughts of all staff at Cromwell Hospital are with Mr. Best’s family at this time.”
   Best died at 1255 GMT, the spokesman said.
The former Manchester United winger,  who had been in hospital since the beginning of October, underwent a liver transplant in 2002 after years of heavy drinking. 
He was admitted to hospital after suffering a reaction to the treatment he was receiving for his new liver and then developed an infection and internal bleeding.
Best played 37 times for Northern Ireland, who were never able to qualify for the World Cup during his international career which spanned 13 years from 1964 to 1977.

Career in Pictures of George Best


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