September 29, 2021

Roger Hunt, 83, Passes Away

Yet another football legend, Roger Hunt, has died at the age of 83.

According to a Twitter statement released by Liverpool on Tuesday, 28 September, the former England player had passed away: “The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool Football Club are with Roger’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.”

Hunt died “peacefully at home” on Monday evening, 27 September, following a long, unspecified illness. He is survived by his two children, David and Julie Hunt.

Born in Golborne, Cheshire, in 1938, Hunt began his professional footballing career in 1958 after signing with Liverpool. There, he scored 244 goals in 404 appearances, making him the club’s record league goalscorer.

Highlights from his 11-year stint with the Reds include helping them win the 1965 FA Cup, as well as winning two English league titles in 1964 and 1966.

The former forward also played for the English national team from 1962 to 1969, where he scored 18 goals in 34 appearances before retiring in 1972.

Hunt’s death comes six months after fellow Liverpool legend, Ian St John, died aged 82 after also combating an unspecified illness.

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