Sir Rod Stewart pays tribute to ‘lifelong Rangers fan’ brother Bob on day of funeral

Sir Rod Stewart has paid tribute to his brother Bob who died in November on the age of 88.

The musician shared touching phrases about his sibling following his funeral on Friday. Bob, who was a lifelong Rangers fan, was laid to relaxation in a coffin draped in his beloved staff’s flag.

Sir Rod, 77, took to social media to share the order of service, which featured a smiley image of Bob in his youthful days. He wrote: “I stated Farewell to my Brother Bob right this moment, along with his coffin draped in a Rangers flag (life lengthy Glasgow Rangers fan). We beloved our recreation days up in Scotland collectively.

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“Now he joins Brother Don, relaxation in peace boys. Two of my greatest mates gone inside only a few months.”

The star was met with an outpouring of affection from followers and family members, together with spouse Penny and daughter Ruby.

One well-wisher wrote: “It’s troublesome to lose siblings. My condolences to you and your loved ones. God bless.”

One other stated: “Might your fantastic recollections convey you peace and luxury on this troublesome time.”

Saying the information of Bob’s unhappy passing final 12 months, Sir Rod stated: “It’s with nice unhappiness that I announce the lack of my brother Bob final evening, who joins my brother Don on the nice soccer pitch within the sky.

‘I’ve misplaced two of my greatest mates within the house of two months. RIP Don and Bob ‘irreplaceable buddies’.”

The demise got here only a few months after Sir Rod’s brother Don handed away aged 96.

In an Instagram submit on the time, the singer informed his followers it had been a ‘devastating’ time.

The Celtic daft singer was the youngest of 5 youngsters of Robert Stewart and Elsie Gilbart. His two brothers and two sisters had been born in Scotland earlier than the household moved south of the border to London, the place Rod was born.

Sir Rod and Bob shared a love for soccer, regardless of the pair supporting opposing groups, with the late Bob a Rangers supporter. Nonetheless, the singer admits he by no means had any fights along with his sibling over the problem.

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