Prince William and Kate Middleton have shared a heartfelt message to pay tribute to Scottish rugby union player Dodi Weir, who has died aged 52.
On their official Twitter handle, the Prince and Princess of Wales tweeted, “Dudi Weir was a hero – we are deeply saddened to hear of his passing.”
He added, “His immense talent on the pitch as well as his tireless efforts to raise awareness about MND were an inspiration. Our thoughts are with all those who loved him. Will be greatly missed in the rugby world. W&C.”
Dodi Weir has died at the age of 52 after a long battle with motor neurone disease (MND), his family announced on Saturday.
Weir, who won 61 caps for his country and was selected for the British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa in 1997, was diagnosed with MND in 2016.
He set up the “My Name’5 Doddie” foundation, which has raised £8 million ($9.7 million) to fight the disease.