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Rugby Player Tom Smith’s Cause of Death Was So Tragic

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Two-time British & Irish Lions tourist and Scotland legend Tom Smith’s cause of death is still behind shadows after he reportedly passed away today (April 6, 2022) at the age of 51. May he rest in peace.

The shocking news was first confirmed by the Official Twitter of Glasgow Warriors in a statement shared on Twitter, “All of our thoughts are with the family of @Scotlandteam and @lionsofficial legend Tom Smith this evening, who has sadly passed away at the age of 50.

The statement added, “Warrior #42, one of the greatest Scottish props of all time and a true gentleman, Tom will be greatly missed by all.”

Wales’ and Scotland’s

Tom Smith was part of the iconic 1997 series-winning side before traveling again four years later to become the only Scottish player to have starred in six consecutive Lions Tests.

The loosehead prop was chosen for his first Lions Tour to South Africa with just three Scotland caps to his name, having made his international appearance earlier that same year.

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He went on to play an influential role as part of the Lions pack that more than held their own against the mighty Springboks as they secured a memorable 2-1 series win.

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Cancer Became Tom Smith’s Cause of Death

Tom Smith’s cause of death was so heartbreaking; It was announced on 21 November 2019 that Smith had been stuffing from stage 4 cancer, with tumors in his colon, brain, and liver.

Smith went on to be a cornerstone of the team that toured four years later in Australia, playing in all three Tests once again against the Wallabies to cement his place in Lions history.

He additionally, represented Scotland 61 times during his illustrious playing career, which resulted in him being inducted into the Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame last year.

Born on 31 October 1971, Tom Smith came to fame after he played for famous clubs such as Glasgow Warriors, Caledonia Reds, and Northampton Saints and also appeared in the British and Irish Lions.

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After retiring from play, in 2009 he took on the role of forwards coach at Edinburgh under Rob Moffat. Smith was one of the best loosehead props of the modern era.


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