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    RIP George Best

    Manchester United legend George Best has died at the age of 59 after failing to recover from internal bleeding.

    Best has spent almost eight weeks in Cromwell Hospital in West London after initially being admitted with a kidney infection.

    Earlier this month the former Northern Ireland international had shown an improvement in his condition and was taken off a ventilator.

    However, he was readmitted to intensive care last week with breathing difficulties and his condition had gradually worsened in recent days.

    Bestís physician Professor Roger Williams had grown increasingly concerned over the past couple of days and conceded on Thursday lunchtime that his patient was living through his final hours.

    During a glittering playing career, Best was an Old Trafford hero and helped the club to win the European Cup against Benfica in 1968.

    He also picked up the European Footballer of the Year accolade the same year and scored a plethora of memorable goals.

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    Farewell George, thaks for the memories.
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    I'm taking off my British-hatred hat off here and sending condolences to George's family, friends and fans. One of the best, if not the best, British player ever and he will be sorely, sorely missed.

    Rest In Peace, George.


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    MILAN - George Best has failed to win his last match. Giacinto Facchetti had written to him several days ago: 'Win this one too, George. You always knew how to win'. A private email between two footballing icons, two conquerors, who were poles apart. A king of the night and a prince of fair play. Best has died at the age of 59, leaving behind a life of contradictions. From his bed in London's Cromwell Hospital he told young people not to poison themselves with the alcohol that withered a physique destined for football heaven. But to the world he said, 'I have had everything; women, alcohol and success. I leave in peace'. As if to say, 'don't do what I did, but respect what I did. It was my choice. Don't be sorry for me and don't copy me'. Born in Belfast on 22 May 1946, Best was and remains a unique player. A winner of two First Division titles and a European Cup with Manchester United, 1968 European Footballer of the Year Best won thirty-seven caps for Northern Ireland. An icon of the Swinging Sixties, George Best was known as the 'Fifth Beatle'.

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    Great supportive words from Fachetti..RIP
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    R.I.P. legend!

    I never saw him playing, but words wore enough to know what a legend he was
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    Great pic Han, R.I.P. George.
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    He sure was a legend, known as the 5th Beatle over here
    Probably the most talented player over here ever.
    RIP
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    I never saw him play and actually heared about him a few months ago, when he was hospitilized, but whatever I have read about him was really impressive (atleast the footballing part). And as much as it pains me, to know that he was the guy who took ManU to their first european success, I hope that he will rest in peace.
    He is the perfect example for young ones, of what not to do. Its sad to see someone destroy his life the way he did.

    B/t i learned that he was on the cover of a playboy magzine once , is that true??
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    Rest in peace.
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    Please keep this thread free of insults and the like toward George Best or any other forum member for that matter. This is a collection of condolences, not a platform to mudsling a football legend.

    RIP George Best.

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    Rest In Peace George Best

    I never seen him play, but I have heard many good things about him..
    Ist sad that he died at such a young age ...
    I'm crushed, Black and Blue, but you know I'd do it all again for you.

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    Little late but RIP to George Best. I saw a compilation of him and he was facking amazing. It's a shame he died so early but those are the ravages of alcohol....


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    RIP George Best.
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    R.I.P. Mr Best
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    RIP GEORGIE!

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