Rob Burrow Obituary, Death Cause – The life of Rob Burrow has ended. On Saturday evening, his family as well as the Scottish Rugby Union made the sad announcement that the former Scotland international had passed away. Weir, who won 61 Scotland caps before retiring in 2004, was diagnosed with MND in 2016, and he has used his profile to campaign for better research to be carried out into the condition, as well as to urge for improved care to be given to those who are afflicted by it.
Leeds Rhinos veteran Weir is also an advocate for better treatment options for people who are afflicted by the disease. Following the passing of ‘warrior’ rugby hero Doddie Weir, Rob Burrow pays tribute to his friend and fellow player. MND is a condition in which the brain and nerves gradually deteriorate, and the government of the United Kingdom pledged at least £50 million in November 2021 to assist in the search for new treatments and, eventually, a cure for the disease.
Doddie Weir passed away at the age of 52, and fellow MND patient and advocate Rob Burrow paid tribute to him as an amazing “warrior” after learning of his passing. Weir continued his fundraising campaign and established the ‘My Name’5 Doddie’ foundation, despite the fact that his fight against MND eventually took its toll on him. Although Weir never participated in the 13-man code, he has built a close relationship with the Super League side Leeds Rhinos after the 2019 diagnosis of motor neuron disease (MND) suffered by their former player Burrow.