Liverpool legend and former captain Tommy Smith dies the age of 74 after a fight with dementia
- The Liverpool legend Tommy Smith died at the age of 74
- The family of the former Liverpool captain confirmed his death on Friday
- Smith was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in October 2014
- He was nicknamed & # 39; Anfield Iron & # 39; during his match days on Merseyside
The Liverpool legend Tommy Smith died at the age of 74.
The former Reds captain died in his sleep on Friday afternoon, his family attached to the Liverpool Echo.
Smith was nicknamed & # 39; Anfield Iron & # 39; during his match days on Merseyside and became an integral part of the all-dominating Reds side that collected silverware in the sixties and seventies.
Liverpool legend and former captain Tommy Smith died at the age of 74.
Smith was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in October 2014, and boldly fought the disease until his death.
During a legendary career, Smith led his boyhood club and made 638 appearances for the Reds.
Liverpool was blessed with the presence of Smith for 18 years, during which he won four titles from the First Division, two FA Cups, a European Cup, two UEFA Cups and the UEFA Super Cup.
Smith (left) was an integral part of the all-dominating side of the Reds in the 1960s and 1970s
Smith & # 39; s daughter Janette Simpson told the Echo of Liverpool: & Pa.
& # 39; I was on my way to see him when he passed a few minutes before I arrived.
& # 39; He had become increasingly vulnerable in the last three months and suffered from various ailments in the past three months.
& # 39; We are clearly all destroyed. & # 39;