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The terminally ill Leicester fan who said the Foxes were keeping him alive loses battle with cancer

We’ve got some sad news to bring you here at Dream Team.

You may remember the story of terminally ill Leicester fan Tony Skeffington, who said the Foxes heroics were keeping him alive.

Unfortunately the story hasn’t got a fairytale ending as the 51-year-old has lost his battle with cancer.

The Australia-based Foxes fan stunned doctors by fighting for over a year with the illness, despite being given just four weeks to live last March.

He cashed out a $20 bet at 3,000-1 and won almost $35,000 – despite him only meaning to put a $2 bet on. 

He died surrounded by his three children and wife Donna.

She said: “I got his children and we sat and watched the Leicester game together.

“He did have a bit of a jump up and down out of his seat when Vardy scored. He was not able to walk at that time, so we were shocked when he got up out of his seat.

“He could not say a lot, but his last voice was used watching the Leicester game, wearing his Leicester scarf.

“He used all his energy on the last match. He was talking with his sons and daughter about the refereeing decision and the game.”

Leicester now have one more reason to complete their remarkable season on a high.


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