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Bobby Moore’s alcoholic son found dead

ANI  London, July 29, 2011
First Published: 15:48 IST(29/7/2011) | Last Updated: 16:32 IST(29/7/2011)

The son of England’s World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore, Dean, 43, has been found dead in his flat.

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The death of Dean Moore, who described himself online as a ‘habitual drinker’ is the latest tragedy to befall the Moore family after they lost cancer-stricken Bobby in 1993.

Dean’s tearful daughter Poppy, 19, paid an emotional tribute to her father whom she described as ‘the best man in my life’.

“I know how you felt to lose your dad at such a young age and I know you would hate me to feel this way,” the Daily Mail quoted Poppy, as saying.

Paramedics were rushed to Dean’s home in Notting Hill in West London after his deteriorating health aroused concerns.

Despite attempts to revive him, he was declared dead on the spot.

Police are treating the father-of-one’s death as ‘unexplained’.

Sources said foul play was not evident and his death could have been caused by his medical condition.

“Dean had a medical condition. It appears to be a tragic death at an early age from natural causes”,  a source close to Dean’s family said.

In the weeks before his death, Dean was trying to overcome his addiction to alcohol.
On his Facebook page, he wrote of how he had recently finished a second spell in rehab which lasted for five months, but said it was ‘hard to keep up good work’.

Police are still awaiting the results of his post-mortem examination.

Meanwhile, fans have posted condolence messages on tribute pages in the internet.

“Two family members that lived to no age at all. Sad times for the Moore family”, one of the condolence messages said.

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