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Danny Thompson

Danny Thompson

The funeral of a well-known and popular Rangers supporter from Belfast - who will be remembered for his "big, hearty laugh" - will take place next week.

Danny Thompson, who lived in the Donegall Pass area, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77.

A former Belfast Telegraph employee who worked in the company's photographic printing department, Mr Thompson was a passionate fan of the Ibrox club and frequently travelling to Glasgow for matches.

His love of the game runs in the family with his nephews Graeme and Gavin Arthur both having enjoyed careers as Irish League football players.

Mr Thompson was also a member of Ballynafeigh Apprentice Boys and Donegall Pass Defenders Flute Bands.

His funeral will take place next week in accordance with social distancing guidelines.

Paying tribute, Mr Thompson's daughter Debbie said her father would be remembered as a hugely popular south Belfast man.

"Everybody knew my father in the Donegall Pass area and Shankill. He was very popular and he was known for his big, hearty laugh," she said.

Mr Thompson is survived by his wife Hilary, daughter Debbie and son-in-law Ian and wider family circle.

Belfast Telegraph