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Old 11-19-2005, 01:48 PM   #1
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George Best on a life support machine

LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Celebrated former Manchester United player George Best is on a life support machine, a hospital spokesman said on Saturday.

"Mr Best remains seriously ill in intensive care on a life support machine," the spokesman said.

"He was put on it some time last night or yesterday evening after his condition worsened during the day...

"The reason he was brought back into intensive care was with a lung infection. He is serious."

Best, who has been in hospital since the beginning of October, underwent a liver transplant in 2002 after years of heavy drinking.

One of Best's doctors, Akeel Alisa, later told reporters his patient was critical but stable.

"We are following all medical avenues to try to keep him stable," he said. "He is ventilated so he is not conscious."

The former Northern Ireland international, 59, was admitted to hospital after having a reaction to the treatment he was receiving for his new liver and then suffered internal bleeding linked to a bowel infection.

After initial warnings that Best was close to death, his condition improved after a change in medication, although he remained in hospital.

The Belfast-born Best was regarded by many as the greatest player to come from the British Isles. He had a dazzling career at Manchester United, winning the European Cup in 1968 when he was named European Footballer of the Year.

His career nosedived when he left United aged just 26, however, and he has remained dogged by alcohol problems since.
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georgie best

i wish him to get better
be well




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Poor George. His condition hasnt got any better in the last 24hrs...
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:06 PM   #4
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There´s nothing else to do.......................
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Some nice articles written in todays Sun. No doubt 2moro and for the next few days there will be a lot more.

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I feel sorry that a true talented football player is going away, mostly in such a way..............but on the other hand...................you know............, this man has dug his grave with his own bare hands. I´m not staying here to judge or wanting to make lessons about sane lifestyle, don´t wanna do it at all.....................but I consider it a miracle that Georgie Best arrived at 59 years..................when you push too hard, this is the end you do, it´s quite inevitable......................






I feel sorry for Georgie...............
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George Best Dies

Football legend George Best dies

George Best had suffered weeks of ill-health
Football legend George Best has died in hospital at the age of 59.
Best died in intensive care at 1255 GMT on Friday following "a long and very valiant fight", said a statement from west London's Cromwell Hospital.

His family, including son Calum, 24, and father Dickie, 87, had kept an all-night vigil at his bedside.

The ex-Manchester United and Northern Ireland star had multiple organ failure following a lung infection and internal bleeding, after weeks of ill health.

Republic of Ireland Prime Minister Bertie Ahern led tributes, describing Best as one of his "one of the best players the world has ever seen".

"In the days ahead people will struggle with words to try to describe his talent," Mr Ahern said.

"In this regard George should be remembered as the very best at what he did. He was quite simply a football genius."

The hospital statement continued: "The thoughts of all staff at Cromwell Hospital are with Mr Best's family at this time."

Best had been in hospital since entering with flu-like symptoms on 1 October, later suffering a kidney infection.

Best, a recovering alcoholic, was particularly susceptible to infection because of medicines he needed after a 2002 liver transplant.

The Belfast-born former footballer and television pundit had been prescribed medication to suppress the immune system and prevent his body rejecting the new liver.


At the time of his hospital admission in October, Best's agent Phil Hughes said his client had been "off the drink" before being admitted to the hospital.

Best is widely regarded as one of the greatest players to have graced the British and world game.

His heyday occurred during the 1960s, and he brought a pop star image to the game for the first time.

But the accompanying champagne and playboy lifestyle degenerated into alcoholism, bankruptcy, a prison sentence for drink-driving and, eventually, his controversial liver transplant.

He helped Manchester United win the First Division title in 1965 and 1967 and the European Cup in 1968. His role in the team's success was recognised by his becoming the European Footballer of the Year in 1968.

Best made 466 appearances for the Old Trafford club, scoring a total of 178 goals.

He also won 37 caps - scoring nine goals - for Northern Ireland.
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poor bugger, he was drinking after he got the transplant 2, that didn't help
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R.I.P George

One of the greatest footballers of them all

Pele even regarded him as the greatest player he had ever seen.

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A true legend,a sad day indeed.R.I.P George
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Rest in peace George, one of the most talented sportsmen ever.

You will be missed by all generations of football fans.

Belfast will never forget you and we will hopefully honour your memory in a sensitive and suitable way.
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The man, the legend, the best, RIP
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