KEIGHLEY RUFC have announced with great sadness the death of former player Gary Farr.

His cause of death is unknown but in recent years he had been suffering from throat cancer.

He was a good friend to the club in the 1970s and 80s, and was a popular player in the lower teams.

His legacy will live on at Keighley through the Gary Farr Trophy, which he donated to the club in 1985 for the player who scores the most tries in all senior games each season.

Paying tribute to him on the club's Facebook page, his eldest child, Sian, said: "I would like to thank you on behalf of the Farr family for the kind words.

"It is comforting to hear so many lovely comments and stories about him.

"Dad moved away from the area to the east coast. Despite being unwell, he enjoyed his best years with his soulmate, Julie - a lady with whom he found true love and happiness.

"Her love and care for him in recent years has been truly inspirational. We will forever be thankful she came into Dad's life as well as ours."