Even in today's celebrity culture, there are few people whose medical updates lead to newspaper billboards being changed. In late October, I watched the news vendor tear off FINAL VIGIL FOR BEST and replace it with GEORGE RALLIES. GEORGE BEST, whose genius on the soccer fieldócombined with his antics off itómade him a modern icon, held on that day. But last Friday he lost the final round to multiple organ failure after complications triggered by a lung infection, aged 59. Even generations unborn when he worked his soccer magic lamented the loss of a great sporting...

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