Death – Feyenoord favourite Christian Gyan passes away

Death – Obituary

Feyenoord have confirmed that former player Christian Gyan has passed away at the age of 43.

The former right-back was under contract with Feyenoord between 1997 and 2007, making 93 appearances and helping the club win the UEFA Cup.

On Wednesday, Feyenoord confirmed that Gyan had sadly passed away after a battle with cancer. The club wrote on their website, “Feyenoord loses in Gyan a former player with a real Feyenoord heart, a favorite of the legion and above all a fantastic person. The club wishes all relatives a lot of strength in coping with this great loss.”

The Ghanaian also had spells with Excelsior, TPS, Wrexham and RoPS.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.