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It was learned today that one of the club's leading players has passed away. Robert Marshall's death has come as a shock as he was (reportedly) only 57 years of age.
I did know Robert from many years ago. I knew him as someone who always had a positive attitude and an equitable manner. We were from opposite sides of the political divide, but Robert was always happy to listen to and invite opinion from those with differing views. The one thing I do recall vividly about Robert was his view that "unless you can say something good about a person, you should never say anything bad about them". That was probably Robert in a nutshell and atypical of his approach to life.
It's still difficult to believe, especially as I am 6 years older. I've had my own 'medical dramas' in recent years, and especially this year, but to pass way well before your time really does make one aware of one's own mortality.
Robert's death will not just have a profound effect upon those who knew him, but will also leave a vacuum in the club that will be difficult to fill.
RIP, Robert Marshall