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Rotten Ali

Posted 12 September 2014 - 04:40 PM

Sheene enjoyed his lifestyle, socialising with friends such as James Hunt, Ringo Starr and George Harrison, drinking and smoking heavily even having a hole drilled through the chin-bar on his full-face helmet allowing him to smoke right up to the start of a race.

In July 2002, at the age of 51, Sheene was diagnosed with cancer of the oesophagus and stomach. Refusing conventional treatments involving chemotherapy, Sheene instead opted for a holistic approach involving a strict diet devised by Austrian healer Rudolf Breuss, intended to starve the cancer of nourishment.

He died peacefully surrounded by his family at a hospital on Queensland's Gold Coast in 2003, aged 52, having suffered from the condition for eight months.

maryportfuncity

Posted 12 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

Barry Sheene would have been 64 yesterday. Can't recall what caused his early demise, was it cancer or is there any truth in the rumours about him swallowing a magnet and kicking himself to death?

Guest

Posted 05 September 2014 - 12:00 AM

Confirmed dead by Bruce McLaren's daughter on FB

charon

Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:25 PM

John Crossle at 82.

http://www.belfastte...2-30553392.html


A Scot who moved to Rory McIlroys hometwen, and souped up Fords for decades.

To put it lightly.

Ulitzer95

Posted 04 September 2014 - 09:11 PM

"Contrary to certain website reports, Eoin Young is still with us. A report from NZ 20 minutes ago reports he remains in Intensive Care."

Guest

Posted 04 September 2014 - 07:47 AM

Eoin Young has died

charon

Posted 01 September 2014 - 05:28 PM

https://uk.eurosport...853576--f1.html

Jonathon Williams at 71, made a total of 1 GP starts.

maryportfuncity

Posted 29 August 2014 - 10:20 PM

View PostRed Flag, on 29 August 2014 - 07:42 PM, said:

Notable as the first official World Rally Champion in 1979, and only the third to die overall after McRae and Burns. Another rallying star to die - we're at that point where lots from the 70s and 80s are dying now

Then again, his death does pump the average age on death of former World Rally Champions up a notch.

Red Flag

Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:42 PM

Notable as the first official World Rally Champion in 1979, and only the third to die overall after McRae and Burns. Another rallying star to die - we're at that point where lots from the 70s and 80s are dying now

Predictor

Posted 29 August 2014 - 06:04 PM

Racer Björn Waldegård has died. He was 71. http://www.autosport...t.php/id/115625

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