Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to break the sad news to more than four million followers that his mother has passed away.
The Leicester-born TV pundit described his mother as 'wonderful' and 'beautiful'', saying she would 'live on' in his heart.
Stars have been teasing former England and Leicester City striker Gary Lineker, for a not so life-like waxwork of the former footballer on display in Great Yarmouth.
It's after news reports a foreign buyer had bought up the waxworks from the Louis Tussard’s House of Wax at the seaside holiday resort, whose models have gained a cult reputation for bearing little resemblance to their subjects.
Former Manchester United and Denmark goalkeeper tweeted a picture yesterday, of his disbelief at the barely-recognisable life-size version of the now BBC Sport presenter.
Comedian Lee Hurst also got in on the banter with the following tweet.
To which Gary responded - "use my own earwax!".
Former Leicester City footballer, Gary Lineker, has put up a reward for anyone who can help find his mum's car, which he believes was stolen while she was on dialysis.
He said that she had been left "heartbroken" after many personal belongings were inside the vehicle.
Anyone with information is urged to call the police on 101.
Leicester City legend Gary Lineker is one of hundreds taking to social media, congratulating the Championship side on their dramatic win against Premier League Fulham in last night's Capital One Cup clash.
Almost every 15 to 20 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with blood cancer
That's exactly what happened to Rik Basra. But his life was transformed after a bone marrow transplant.
Today, he encouraged university students to take a few simple steps, which he says, could save a life.
Former Leicester City player, Gary Lineker is in Leicester today backing an event to increase the number of bone marrow donors. It is in support of the Anthony Nolan charity. It is hosting a registration day at De Montfort University in Leicester.
"A bone marrow transplant can be the last chance of survival for someone with blood cancer, but it's only when you're faced with it personally and you see the shortage of bone marrow donors available that you realise just how important it is for people to sign up."
The event is happening until 4pm today. Those who cannot attend can sign up on the Anthony Nolan website.
Ex-Leicester City player, Gary Lineker, congratulates Wolves on a win, which leaves Leicester searching for their first away point of the season.
Gary Lineker said he has accepted the apology of a Twitter user who taunted his son over his childhood leukaemia.
The former Leicester City footballer retweeted the comments directed at his son George earlier this week, which referred to George's battle with leukaemia as a child.
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