Hillsborough disaster claims 97th victim as Liverpool supporter Andrew Devine passes away

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The Hillsborough disaster has sadly claimed its 97th victim, over 30 years on from the event, reports the Daily Mail.

Hillsborough is remembered as one of the most devastating incidents in the history of football, with 96 football fans heading to a game between Nottingham Forest and Liverpool, never to return to their families.

Sadly, that number has now risen to 97th, as the Daily Mail report. Andrew Devine was just 22-years-old when he attended the fixture – he has now sadly passed away, 32 years on.

The report notes that Devine suffered catastrophic injuries to his head and chest, which left him bound to a wheelchair, unable to speak or eat solid food.

The Hillsborough has claimed a 97th victim, 32 years on

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Following his passing, a coroner’s report deemed his death to be an unlawful, with the injuries he suffered on that terrible day in Sheffield eventually taking his life.

That takes the tally up to 97 and is an unwelcome reminder of the day that English football had its darkest day.

The Liverpool staff and players have held a minute’s silence in memory of the life-long Reds supporter.

May nothing of this nature ever happen again.

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