Fans turn out to celebrate John Charles

April 19, 2004
Friends, family and fans came together today to celebrate the life of soccer legend John Charles in his home city.

More than 1,000 people crowded into Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, for the memorial service.

Tributes, prayers, poetry and songs were read out and performed over a symbolic 90 minutes, the duration of a football match, celebrating the life of the `Gentle Giant'.

Charles died in February, aged 72, after falling ill during a tour of Italy to promote his autobiography, ...

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