PREMIER - Liverpool, Arsenal ex-player Ray Kennedy dies aged 70

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PREMIER - Liverpool, Arsenal ex-player Ray Kennedy dies aged 70
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Ray Kennedy, a former Liverpool and Arsenal midfielder, died on Tuesday at the age of 70 following a long battle with Parkinson's Disease.

Kennedy was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1984, after a stellar career at Anfield and in north London.

After joining Liverpool from Arsenal in 1974, he won three European Cups and five English league titles.

Kennedy famously scored the game-winning goal in Liverpool's European Cup semi-final second leg against Bayern Munich in 1981, advancing the Reds to the final against Real Madrid.

He was also a vital player for Arsenal when they won the Premier League and the FA Cup in 1971, defeating Liverpool in the final.

In 1991, a testimonial match between Liverpool and Arsenal was staged to raise funds for Kennedy's Parkinson's disease battle.

He sold his medals and 17 England caps later that year to help raise funds for his upkeep.

"The thoughts of everybody at Liverpool FC are with Ray's family and friends at this sad and difficult time," Liverpool said on their website on Tuesday.