LEGEND GONE Rugby star Rob Burrow dead at 41 after battling motor neurone diseaseFORMER Leeds Rhinos rugby star Rob Burrow has died at the age of 41, the team announced.

Rugby star Rob Burrow dead at 41 after battle with motor neurone disease

Inspirational rugby league legend Rob Burrow tragically passed away today after a courageous battle with motor neurone disease (MND). The former Leeds Rhinos star was diagnosed with the illness in 2019, just two years after retiring from his illustrious 17-season career.

Throughout his battle with MND, Burrow remained an inspiration to many, using his platform to raise awareness and funds for the MND community. His efforts led to the creation of a new care centre for MND patients, with his friend and former teammate Kevin Sinfield raising millions in support.

Several tributes have poured in for Burrow, highlighting his resilience and determination in the face of adversity. Notable figures like Prince Charles and Prince William have praised the rugby icon for his unwavering spirit and impactful contributions to the sport and MND community.

Despite his declining health, Burrow continued to fight bravely, becoming an advocate for MND research and support. His wife Lindsey, who was by his side throughout his journey, showcased unwavering love and support until the end.

The passing of Rob Burrow marks the end of an era for rugby league, but his legacy will live on through the new Rob Burrow Centre for MND and various tributes planned in his honor. The rugby world mourns the loss of a true legend and a remarkable human being.