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Charlie Williams Sadly Dies

Charlie Williams has died at the age of 78.

The former Doncaster Rovers player was famously known more as comedian then a footballer.

Williams became the first black comedian to appear on television and he went on to host Golden Shot game show.

Williams made over 170 appearances for Rovers.

Whilst still a Rovers player, he was approached by the Barnsley manager to sign for them. 'Bugger off, its bad enough being black' replied Charlie

Williams died at Barnsley General hospital on Saturday afternoon.

Rest In Peace 'me old flower'






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The Journalist

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Date:Sunday September 3 2006

Time: 10:36PM

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RIP Charlie - you were, without doubt, a class act.
sandgroanun
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03/09/2006 22:55:00

RIP Charlie.
NathanDRFC
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04/09/2006 09:04:00

true gentleman and a great entertainer. i had the privilage of meeting him at his club in hoyland in the early 80,s. always had time to chat with his fans. R.I.P
zipadeedoodah
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04/09/2006 10:36:00

R.I.P charlie lad you were a great you will never be fogoting people that spoke about you never had a bad word to say that shows how much you was respected and still are R.I.P charlie
no.1 rover
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04/09/2006 10:40:00

R.I.P charlie had the privelege of meeting you at the Edenthorpe club in the early 80's, perfect gentleman.
dazza71
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04/09/2006 17:15:00

R.I.P Charlie Williams.
TheSherriff
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04/09/2006 18:25:00

 

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