Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Premiership stars turn out for Dean Richards’ funeral

Dean Richards' coffin is carried into Bradford Cathedral

Premier League stars joined hundreds of mourners at the funeral of former Wolves and Tottenham defender Dean Richards.

Richards, who was forced to retire from the game in 2005 following illness, died last weekend aged 36.

Republic of Ireland striker Robbie Keane and on-loan Blackpool forward James Beattie joined friends, family and former colleagues for the funeral at Bradford Cathedral, Richards' home city in West Yorkshire.

Wolves veteran Steve Bull and former Bradford City manager

Chris Kamara also attended the service.

The former central defender is fondly remembered at Wolves, where he moved after impressing with Bradford.

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