Rugby league legend dies

Former rugby league international and Hull FC star Steve Prescott has died at the age of 39 after a seven year battle with stomach cancer

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Steve Prescott funeral details

Steve Prescott Credit: ITV Granada

The funeral of former Hull FC and Wakefield Trinity rugby league star Steve Prescott will be held on Monday , November 18.

The 39-year-old former Great Britain full back died at the weekend after a long battle with cancer.

A Requiem Mass will be held in Lowe House Church in his hometown of St Helens followed by a private committal St Helens crematorium.

Book of condolence at KC Stadium

Prolific fund-raiser Steve Prescott Credit: Calendar news

Hull FC is to open a book of condolence in memory of former player - and prolific fundraiser - Steve Prescott, later this week. It will enable fans to pay tribute to the father-of-two, who has died, aged 39, after a long battle with cancer.

Since being told his illness was terminal, seven years ago, Mr Prescott raised half a million pounds for charity. A book of condolence has already been opened at St Helen's, where he also played.

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Saints star Prescott 'a hero'

The RFL says Steve Prescott MBE was a true hero. He has died, aged 39 after a long illness. He was capped by both England and Ireland at international level and had successful spells with Hull FC and St Helens.

Our thoughts are with his family at this terribly sad time. The word 'hero' is overused in sport but Steve was just that: a role model for every young Rugby League player during his distinguished playing career and an absolute inspiration to all of us off the field. Throughout his long illness Steve was never anything other than dignified, noble and brave, not least during his fantastic charity work through the Steve Prescott Foundation which raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for good causes. He is going to be much missed.

– RFL CHIEF EXECUTIVE NIGEL WOOD

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