Who was Johnny Whiteley and what was his cause of death? Rugby league player dead at 91: All-time Hull rugby league legend Johnny Whiteley has passed away at the age of 91. He was one of the greatest rugby players ever who gained huge fame and respect in his career field. The news of his demise has been making the headlines everywhere. People are extremely saddened by the news.
The whole world has been mourning his death. All his admirers are very upset with the news. The news of the player’s death has also been surfacing on the internet. Our deepest condolences to his family and friends. In this article, we are going to share some essential details.
Johnny Whiteley Death Cause
As per the sources, he took his last breath on 13 February 2022 at the age of 91. The news of the player’s death was announced by Hull FC on social media platforms by writing,
“It is with the deepest sadness and the heaviest of hearts that Hull FC announce the passing of club legend, Johnny Whiteley MBE. Rest in peace, Johnny.” All his colleagues and friends are devastated by the news of his demise. Our thoughts and prayers are with him at this time. He is survived by his beloved family.
How did Johnny Whiteley die?
Speaking about Johnny Whiteley’s life, he was born on 20 November 1930 in Kingston upon Hull, England. He was an English World cup winning professional rugby league coach and footballer. He was also a great Britain international representative forward.
After that, he became a coach. He also played his entire club football with Hull FC. He was raised by his parent during the time of the Second World War in Hull. During the war, his house was hit by the biggest bomb to land in Hull.
Who was Johnny Whiteley?
At the age of 15, he enrolled in Boulevard Police Boys’ club where he played football. Soon after, he joined Hull Boys’ club and also played for the Hull Rugby League under-16. At the age of 18, he joined the Military Police. In 1950, he signed for Hull FC for free.
In 1953, he played his first match for England alongside France in Paris. He was drafted for the Great Britain team. From 1956, he captained Hull. He was also a member of the 1962 Great Britain team which won the Ashes in Australia. There are no personal details about him is revealed yet. Johnny Whiteley has died on 13 February 2022 at the age of 91. We hope that God will give courage to his family and friends. May his soul Rest In Peace.