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Pavel Srnicek – Never forgotten

7 years ago

Amazing how time races on – with today being exactly a year to the day since we lost Pavel Srnicek.

The Newcastle United cult hero losing his fight for life after suffering a cardiac arrest when out for a run.

The former United goalkeeper left distraught family and friends, as well as thousands of stunned Newcastle fans who couldn’t quite believe that such a cruel blow could have struck an ex-player that was so universally loved.

Pavel Srnicek – never forgotten.

This is how we covered the sad news when it broke on 29 December 2015:

Very sad news on Tuesday afternoon, as Sky Sports have just confirmed that Pavel Srnicek has died.

The 47 year old Newcastle cult hero was out for a run nine days ago when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

The former United keeper was put into an induced coma by medical staff at the Ostrava teaching hospital in the Czech Republic.

The family of the Newcastle United favourite had appealed to Newcastle fans for help at the Everton match on Saturday.

His family asking all supporters to sing ‘Pavel is a Geordie’ at half-time during today’s Newcastle v Everton match, with a recording then to be played to Pavek Srnicek at his bedside.

Like all Newcastle fans our thoughts are with his family & friends.

Alan Shearer is one of the many who have expressed their shock at the news.


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