Former MOTD presenter Jimmy Hill passes away, aged 87

Date published: Saturday 19th December 2015 1:55

Jimmy Hill: Has passed away, aged 87

Former Fulham footballer and Match Of The Day presenter Jimmy Hill has died aged 87, his agent has announced.

The Londoner, who made his name playing for the Cottagers in the 1950s, enjoyed a second career as a distinguished broadcaster.

He died after suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a number of years.

In a statement, his agent, Jane Morgan, said: “It is with great sadness that Bryony Hill and the children of Jimmy Hill have announced that Jimmy passed away peacefully today aged 87 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bryony was beside him.”

Hill will be cremated at a private ceremony.

A service for his friends and colleagues will be held in the new year, his agent said.

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