Saddest news as Celtic legend Billy McNeill passes away

“It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our father Billy McNeill,” read a family statement, released via the official Celtic website. “He passed away late last night (Monday, April 22) surrounded by his family and loved ones. He suffered from Dementia for a number of years and fought bravely to the end, showing the strength and fortitude he always has done throughout his life.

“We would also like to note our love and appreciation to our mother, Liz, for the care, devotion and love she gave to our father throughout his illness. No one could have done any more.

“Whilst this is a very sad time for all the family and we know our privacy will be respected, our father always made time for the supporters so please tell his stories, sing his songs and help us celebrate his life.”

You’ll always be the greatest, Cesar. And You’ll Never Walk Alone. You’ll be with Ronnie, Bobby, Jinky and Big Tam now.

Tributes flood in for Celtic legend Billy McNeill…

Tributes flood in for Celtic legend Billy McNeill

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email

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