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Derry City football legend Mark Farren dies

Published 03/02/2016

Derry City football legend Mark Farren has died.

The 33-year-old former player was one of the Brandywell club's shining stars and holds the all-time goal scoring record for the Candystripes.

Farren played for Derry from 2003-2012 and scored 114 goals in 209 appearances.

He later went on to play for Glenavon.

In 2008, the popular footballer was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour and in 2011 it was thought he had conquered the disease.

However the devastating illness returned sparking a massive fundraising drive to help him pay for vital treatment in Germany.

On Wednesday, Derry City announced his sad passing.

Tributes have have been paid to the Mark as news spread of his death.

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