Hundreds attend funeral of man who died from rare disorder

Michael O'Brien with his mum Cynthia at Wembley 2008 when Doncaster Rovers beat Leeds to make it into the Championship
Michael O'Brien with his mum Cynthia at Wembley 2008 when Doncaster Rovers beat Leeds to make it into the Championship

hundreds of mourners came to pay their respects at the funeral of a man who died from a rare disorder just months before his wedding.

The funeral of Michael O’Brien, 41, took place at St Peter In Chains, Chequer Road on Wednesday.

Rovers Inspired: Floral tributes for Doncaster Rovers supporter Michael O'Brien. Picture: Marie Caley D3269MC

Rovers Inspired: Floral tributes for Doncaster Rovers supporter Michael O'Brien. Picture: Marie Caley D3269MC

Mr O’Brien suffered from Marfan Syndrome - a rare connective tissue disorder that affects just one in 5,000 people.

The Rovers season ticket holder who was well known in the community for his love of the team and his crown green bowling skills died on January 19.