Members of the Rugby League stratosphere have paid tribute to Harry Jepson OBE, who passed away on Monday aged 96.
Harry dedicated his entire life to Rugby League and was awarded an OBE for his services to the game, which has seen him involved at Leeds for the last four decades.
Twitter has been rife with tributes for one of the game’s biggest characters.
Salford owner Marwan Koukash tweeted: “Very sad news to hear of the death of @leedsrhinos president Harry Jepson . Visiting Leeds won’t be the same again. RIP Mate”
Very sad news to hear of the death of @leedsrhinos president Harry Jepson . Visiting Leeds won’t be the same again. RIP Mate
— Marwan Koukash (@drmarwanK) August 29, 2016
Leeds star Rob Burrow added: “So sad to hear of the passing of Harry Jepson. An absolutely lovely guy.”
So sad to hear of the passing of Harry Jepson. An absolutely lovely guy.
— Rob Burrow (@Rob7Burrow) August 29, 2016
— 40/20pix (@mckeatingphoto) August 29, 2016
So sad to hear of the passing of the legend Harry Jepson. He was a real gem, and I will certainly miss him and his tales of days gone by.
— Trevor Hunt (@TheTrevorHunt) August 30, 2016
Leeds Beckett University, who last month awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education to Harry, also passed on their thoughts.
— Leeds Beckett Press (@beckettpress) August 30, 2016
And Jamie Peacock added that Jepson was a ‘wonderful gentleman’.
RIP Harry Jepson.
A wonderful gentleman who was kind, polite, humble, respectful and articulate.
A giant of the @leedsrhinos and the game.
— Jamie Peacock MBE (@JamiePeacock10) August 29, 2016