PSV Spokesman Thijs Slegers (46) – Advocate for Organ Donation – Passes Away
Thijs Slegers, a well-known spokesperson for PSV Eindhoven football club, passed away at the age of 46 on September 6, 2021. He had been battling liver cancer for quite some time, but ultimately lost the fight.
A Life Devoted to Football
Slegers had joined PSV’s media department in 1997, and had served as the club’s spokesperson since 2003. During his time with PSV, he established himself as one of the most respected and admired figures around the club.
Throughout his career, he had built up an enormous network of contacts within the football world, which he used to great effect in his role as a spokesperson. He was often called upon by journalists and other members of the media, not just for his knowledge and insight into PSV, but also for his broader perspective on the world of football.
An Advocate for Organ Donation
Slegers was also well-known for his work as an advocate for organ donation. Because of his own personal experiences, he had become a passionate advocate for the cause, and had done a great deal to raise awareness about the importance of organ donation.
In 2016, Slegers had been diagnosed with liver cancer and had undergone a liver transplant in early 2018. After his recovery, he had become a leading voice in the organ donation community, and had used his platform at PSV to encourage others to consider donating their organs.
A Loss for the Football Community
The news of Slegers’ death has come as a shock to the football community, both in the Netherlands and around the world. Those who knew him have been quick to pay tribute to his warmth, his charm, and his generosity of spirit.
He was a man who was loved and respected by all those who knew him, and he will be sorely missed.
Thijs Slegers’ death is a loss not only for PSV Eindhoven and the football community, but also for anyone who cares about the importance of organ donation. His life and career were devoted to football, and his legacy will be remembered for years to come.
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