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Rebecca Wilson passes away.....

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by madmax, Oct 7, 2016.

  1. madmax

    madmax Well-Known Member

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    Legendary Telegraph columnist Rebecca Wilson dies aged 54
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    The Daily Telegraph
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    LEGENDARY journalist, columnist and broadcaster Rebecca Wilson has passed away.

    The award-winning sports journalist at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph lost her long and very private battle to cancer this morning.

    Her husband John Hartigan and sons Tom and Will this morning said:

    “Our amazing Bec lost her long battle against breast cancer early today.

    She passed away peacefully in the family home in Sydney while surrounded by her loved ones.

    “Courage has always been a significant part of her DNA, no less in her desperate battle against her insidious disease.

    “Rebecca kept knowledge of her illness a closely guarded secret. The majority of her friends, colleagues and indeed members of her family were unaware of the extent of her illness. She did so to limit their suffering.

    “We are so proud that she was so fearless in her chosen role as a sports journalist. She brushed aside evil trolls, bullies and organised crime figures to prosecute her craft.

    “She proved that women had an equally important role in sports journalism as her male counterparts.

    We dearly love and miss our Bec.”

    Even though she rubbed many of us up the wrong way, condolences to her family & may she rest in peace......
     
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  2. Mitch

    Mitch Well-Known Member

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    I just saw that as well, had no idea she was battling cancer. Didn't always agree with what she had to say but she always stood by what she thought. Condolences to Jim and her family.
     
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  3. mosto

    mosto Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Condolences to her family.
     
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  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    Condolences to her family as it is always hard to lose a loved one. What she said about our club and some of our players over the years has left me cold. Her style of journalism and the damage it did especially Snake in 2009 for me will never be forgotten cause he was crucified by her words and news filth were made to pay compensation later on for it.
     
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  5. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very hard to lose your mum at a young age, I feel for her family.
    My thoughts on her professional life are not as nice.
     
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  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Well put and I am guessing our great man, Brett Stewart won't be shedding a tear this morning
     
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  7. COMMANDER

    COMMANDER IF YOU DO NOT TRY YOU CAN NOT FAIL 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Feel for her family but having nothing nice to say about her.
     
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  8. silvertail

    silvertail Well-Known Member

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    Show some class Manly fans and and take care with your comments. Yes, many of us were not fans of her reporting on the Brett Stewart saga, but now is not the time to stick the boot in. RIP.
     
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  9. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    i think 8 posts in, it's been handled well.

    Didn't know her, little respect for her work and double standards, and condolences to the family.
     
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  10. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Could not agree more.
    RIP Bec and congrats on being a forerunner for so many women sports journalists of today. At a time when the few women sports journos who did exist wrote meekly so as not to upset the boys, she dared to write what others wouldn't. Anyone who does that will stuff up occasionally, but the world is a better place for having had them in it.
    Condolences to her family. Breast cancer is a tough bastard.
     
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  11. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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    This is unexpected,i thought the thread was a joke

    While i strongly disagree with this article,famous people hiding cancer in place of raising awareness and a huge chunk of her articles,my condolences go to her family,strong lady right to the end,rest in peace
     
  12. Real Deal

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    I was dreadfully unhappy with her during the Brett Stewart business, but often journalists have to be controversial so I can forgive her for that. Very sad to lose someone in this way. A mum and a wife. Condolences to her family.
     
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  13. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cancer is an awful disease. 54 is way too young. Condolences to her family.

    Stay classy Silvertails.
     
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  14. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    RIP
    Condolences to her family and friends.
     
  15. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Controversial to say the least but RIP.

    Cancer is a terrible thing, our family is going through this right now, takes people of all ages.
     
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  16. yokahontas

    yokahontas Well-Known Member

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    Agreed. We lost a family member to this bastard disease in June, aged 31.

    Would not wish it on my worst enemy.

    Condolences to the family and RIP.
     
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  17. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Very sad.
     
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  18. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's awful @yokahontas. My condolences to you too.
     
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  19. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Terrible news. So young. Condolences to the family, especially her boys.
     
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  20. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    Never her biggest fan but for better or worse she did her job and usually didn't back down on what she thought.

    Condolences to her family and friends.
     

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