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Rovers legend passes away

One club man Ronnie Clayton, who spent his entire playing career at Blackburn Rovers, has sadly passed away at the age of 76.

Clayton was an England captain during his time and was widely regarded as one of the best players of his generation and his connection to Rovers is as strong as anyone in living memory.

He can easily lay claim to being one of the most popular men in Blackburn Rovers history.

Rovers chairman John Williams said on the clubs official website - 'Everyone at Ewood Park is deeply saddened by the news.

'Ronnie was not only a wonderful servant and ambassador, he was also one of the most popular men ever to be associated with Rovers.

'No one had a bad word for Ronnie and he will be so very sadly missed.

'Our deepest sympathies go out to Val and all of Ronnie's family at this saddest of times.'

Respects will be paid before tomorrows game against Chelsea, expect a cracking send off for a proper legend. RIP Ronnie.

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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday October 29 2010

Time: 5:29PM

Your Comments

Rest in Peace Ronnie, this is terrible news :(
Mikey Delap
Awful news, RIP Ronnie.
Stubbs
A true Rovers Legend and one of the greatest players ever to play for the club, capatain of club and country in an Era when England were the best team on the planet, R.I.P Ronnie
glen9mullan
RIP Ronnie =[
fransavarese
When I first went to Ewood Park when I was about 7. I went for a tour round the stadium and Ronnie Clayton lead. He was funny and just all round legend. He will be sadly missed at ewood
Diouf Diouf
I went on one of those stadium tours with my friend about 8 years ago, when we got there we were the only ones booked on, he was brilliant, really funny, had us in stitches all the way round! One of the nicest men you could of wished to meet, you would never of guessed he was a footballing legend, he will be very sadly missed, my thoughts are with his wife and family and his good friend Bryan Douglas, you very rarely saw one without the other!!
bennipoo
 

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