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England rugby legend Will Greenwood announces loss of family member on social media

England rugby legend Will Greenwood announces loss of family member on social media

It is with a heavy heart that we report that England legend Will Greenwood has announced the death of a family member on his social media pages.

The England rugby star announced that a family member had been lost to Covid-19 in an emotional post.

Will wrote in his newspaper column that she had fallen ill with the virus last week but broke the sad news that she had passed away due to the illness on Saturday morning.

“Many of you have been so kindly asking me about my Aunty Jean.

“I had mentioned in a newspaper and on my podcast that she was poorly with COVID-19.

“Aunty Jean passed away yesterday morning.”

 

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The caption under the post wrote…

Many of you have been so kindly asking me about my Aunty Jean.

I had mentioned in a newspaper and on my podcast that she was poorly with COVID-19.

Aunty Jean passed away yesterday morning.
Eldest of 3 sisters. Aunty Jean was in her 80s but had so much living to do.

Aunty Jean never ever ever did anything but bring sunshine in to my life.

She lived near my boarding school and would pop in as often as she could to make sure I had Quavers, Pot Noodles, Parma Ham, a bit of cash, knowing how far from home I was.

Aunty Jean lived in and around sport all her life and was so kind to everyone she met.
Kindness, generosity of spirit, a giver of time.

It has knocked all of us in the family.
My cousin Claire has lost her Mum who had so many more years to give.
Aunty Jean never got to meet her newly born Great Granddaughter.
We will all miss you Aunty Jean.

Aunty Jean asked us not to cry with her final words.

We love you so much.

We offer our condolences to the Greenwood family at this time.