His lawyers confirmed the news of his death in a statement this evening before the Firhill club released their own. EUROMILLIONS winner Colin Weir died from acute kidney injury and probably sepsis, we can reveal.
"No further comment will be made other than to offer sincere thanks to the staff of University Hospital Ayr for their care and compassion. "Colin's determination and generosity in the cause of Scottish independence cannot be overstated and was hugely appreciated," she said.A minute's applause was held at Saturday's Partick Thistle game to commemorate Mr Weir's death. “We now have so many new opportunities to explore, but we won’t rush it.
"The club tweeted: "It is with deep sadness that we confirm that lifelong Jags fan Colin Weir passed away earlier today.It later added: "To commemorate the sad passing of lifelong Jags fan, Colin Weir, there will be a minute's applause held ahead of kick-off at this afternoon's Ladbrokes Championship game against Greenock Morton.Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said she was "incredibly sad" to hear of the death. "They said in a statement: "It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Weir early today after a short illness.In 2013 the couple set up The Weir Charitable Trust and made a donation to a community football club in Largs.
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Colin Weir, one of the winners of the £161m jackpot in what was Europe’s biggest lottery prize, has died at the age of 71 after a short illness. Everything went into slow motion. Colin Weir has died aged 71, eight years after he won £161million in the Euromillions which made him Britain's biggest lottery winner at the time. "The SNP and the independence movement has lost a true friend today and we will miss him dearly.
Friends, relatives and concerned individuals are painfully mourning
Colin Weir Death & Obituary: It with so much sadness that friends and families of late Colin announced the death. They also invested in Partick Thistle Football Club which led to the youth set-up being rebranded the Thistle Weir Youth Academy and a section of their Firhill Stadium being named the Colin Weir Stand.Colin Weir, who won one of Europe's biggest lottery jackpots, has died after a short illness aged 71.Players also paid tribute by wearing black armbands during the fixture against Greenock Morton.At the time it was one of Europe's biggest ever lottery wins after a series of rollovers boosted the jackpot. "Thistle players will also be wearing black armbands during this afternoon's fixture. TRAGIC EuroMillions winner Colin Weir has been laid to rest after making a final visit to his beloved football team. Colin Weir passed away on December 26, 2019. … All our lives we have lived within our means and been comfortable. We appreciate that this money brings about a whole new life for us and our family. Sport Football Scottish Championship EuroMillions jackpot winner Colin Weir dies after short illness The winner of one of the UK's biggest Euromillions jackpots has died …
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"On behalf of everyone at Partick Thistle, our love, thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends of Colin at this most difficult time. Colin Weir, who won one of Europe's biggest lottery jackpots, has died after a short illness aged 71. "In November this year Mr Weir secured a majority shareholding at the club and promised to give the 55% shareholding directly to a fans group by March 2020.Some important changes are coming from 1st AugustThese are external links and will open in a new windowMr Weir and wife Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the £161m Euromillions prize in 2011.The change for those who test positive, or show symptoms, comes amid fears of a resurgence.A spokeswoman for Mr Weir's lawyers asked for "privacy for his family and friends at this distressing time".
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We would ask for privacy for his family and friends at this distressing time. For us, it will be a gradual change with choices to be made.”Weir and his then wife, Chris, from Largs in North Ayrshire, claimed the entire EuroMillions jackpot – £161,653,000 – in the summer of 2011.Weir, who donated substantially to the Scottish independence campaign, dies after short illness“On behalf of everyone at Partick Thistle, our love, thoughts and prayers are with the family and close friends of Colin at this most difficult time.”A spokeswoman for Weir’s lawyers said: “It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Colin Weir early today after a short illness.
Colin Weir, 72, and his wife, Chris, 62, from Largs, North Ayrshire, claimed a £161 million Euromillions prize in 2011.
"Mr Weir, who previously worked as a television cameraman, is survived by his two adult children.