Susanne Harper Wiki – Susanne Harper Bio
Susanne Harper is the wife of Norman Hunter, an English footballer who played for Leeds United, Bristol City, Barnsley and England. He was part of the 1966 FIFA World Cup winning team and received a winning medal in 2007. Hunter died on April 10, 2020 after contracting coronavirus. He was 76 years old.
Susanne Harper Wife Norman Hunter
Hunter married his wife Susan in 1968 two years after their World Cup triumph. The couple remained together from the day they were married until Hunter’s death on April 10, 2020. They have two adult children, their son Michael and a daughter, Claire. Fellow hero of the 1966 World Cup Sir Geoff Hurst said: “Hugely shocked and saddened to hear the terrible news about my friend Norman Hunter, we will greatly miss him. “My heartfelt thoughts go out to his wife, Sue, his family, and fans of England and Leeds United, a large part of the 1966-70 England squad.” It is unclear if Sue was exposed to the Covid-19 virus.
Norman Hunter Death & Cause
On April 10th, 2020, it was reported that Hunter was being treated in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. On April 16th he was described as being “severely unwell”. A day after, Aril 17th, Leeds United announced that, as a result of the virus, Hunter had died. Leeds United said in a statement “He leaves a huge hole in the Leeds United family [and] his legacy will never be forgotten”
RIP Norman Hunter, 76, from #coronavirus.
One of the hardest men to ever play football, earning himself the nickname ‘Bites Yer Legs’. Also one of the best defenders to grace the game, & was part of England’s 1966 World Cup winning squad.
Very sad news. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/EGbdXMSfSR
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 17, 2020
Norman Hunter Career
Hunter made 540 appearances for Leeds and won 28 caps for England. He as part of the England World Cup team that won the tournament in his homeland in 1966. Hunter was one of the best defenders of his generation, winning the first Professional Footballers Association Player of the Year award in 1974. He left Leeds in 1976 to join Bristol City and then went on to manage Rotherham United. He remained part of Leeds in retirement and witnessed the championship leaders’ victory over Huddersfield last month.
In a statement, Leeds United said the club’s hero had passed away this morning. A spokesman said: “Norman was rushed to the hospital last week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and, despite continuing the battle and the best efforts of NHS personnel, he sadly lost his fight this morning.
“He leaves a huge hole in the Leeds United family, his legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”