Ex-footballer Len Johnrose Died at age 52! More into His Motor Neurone Disease Battle

Ex-footballer Len Johnrose Died at age 52! More into His Motor Neurone Disease Battle
source: Independent
  • Former English defensive midfielder from Burnley passed away at 52.
  • He took his last breath on August 15, 2022, following his 5 year-long battle with Motor Neurone Disease.
  • Let’s have a brief glance at the life of Len Johnrose, his net worth, and career highlights.

Ex-footballer Len Johnrose is no more with us! The English defensive midfielder who played for clubs like Burnley, Bury, and Swansea City died at age 52.

Short-lived Footballer Len Johnrose was a motor neuron disease fighter

Len Johnrose the midfielder who last played from Burnley in 2004 and worked as a teacher after retirement recently died. His death reason is his 5-year-long motor neuron disease severely deteriorating his health.

Len Johnrose
Len Johnrose died at 52 with Motor Neurone Disease (source: LatestCelebsArticles)

The Len Johnrose Trust tweeted the death news of the footballer on August 15, Monday stating,

“We are heartbroken to tell you that our leader, Len Johnrose, passed away this morning. Len was an incredibly proud husband and father. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this very sad time.”

Johnrose’s life was impacted by a diagnosis of Motor Neurone Disease in 2017. MND is developed in 1 in 300 risks of a person in their lifetime with the causes being unknown.

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RIP Len Johnrose! Condolences Messages from The Professional Footballers’ Association

His wife Nadine and his children Chanel, Elizabeth, and Patrick are mourning his death while others are giving messages of condolences.

The Professional Footballers’ Association gave condolences messages via Twitter writing,

“Heartbreaking news. Lenny was a real gentleman, and an incredibly popular character within football. He’ll be sadly missed. The thoughts of everyone at the PFA is with Len’s family and friends.”

Burnley FC also are grieving over their former footballer’s death news as they tweet,

“We’re saddened to hear of the passing of former player Len Johnrose. Len passed away on Monday 15th August, after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Our thoughts are with Len’s family and friends at this very sad time. You’ll always be a Claret Len.”

Len Johnrose
Len Johnrose’s death at 52 (source: The Sports Grail)

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A Look back at the Life of Footballer Johnrose who died with MND

Following the death of a footballer on August 15, 2022, his glory is recalled in English football. Len Johnrose first played six years with Bury between 1993 and 1999. He is now dead leaving behind his net worth of $1.5 Million.

He was also the defensive midfielder for Blackburn, Hartlepool, Burnley, and Swansea before his retirement. The late footballer thrive to spread awareness about MND and raise funds for the association as its fighter.

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