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Tributes to Daily Star football writer Danny Fullbrook

Tributes have been paid to the chief football writer of the Daily Star, who has died from cancer at the age of 40.

Danny Fullbrook, from Staines, Surrey, began his career at the Hull Daily Mail, and also worked on the Birmingham Evening Mail and the Sunday Mirror.

He was a regular pundit on TV football programmes and co-wrote several books.

Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand paid tribute to him on Twitter, writing: "RIP Danny Fullbrook, thoughts are with his family at this difficult time."

Adrian Bevington, the managing director of Club England, said: "On behalf of the FA and everyone in the England set-up including the players we would like to express our sadness and deepest sympathy on learning that Danny has passed away.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time. He was a very well-respected individual and a real character around the football media circuit who will be greatly missed by everybody.

"To lose someone so young is the saddest part of this."

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