Fernando Ricksen: Ex-Rangers captain dies at age of 43
Former Rangers defender Fernando Ricksen has died at the age of 43 after a long battle with motor neurone disease.
The Dutchman, who was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) in October 2013, passed away in a hospice on Wednesday morning.
Rangers released a statement following his death. It read: "Rangers is deeply saddened to announce that former player Fernando Ricksen passed away this morning following his battle with motor neurone disease.
"Fernando spent six trophy-laden seasons at Ibrox having initially joined a number of other Dutch players under manager Dick Advocaat in the summer of 2000."
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