Rangers in “privacy” request as club release statement following devastating Ibrox news
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Memorial for Rangers legend Walter Smith to be held at Glasgow Cathedral

A memorial service for Rangers legend Walter Smith will be held at Glasgow Cathedral following the former Ibrox manager’s passing at 73.

Rangers fans were left heartbroken after the announcement of Walter’s passing last week with the Ibrox legend amongst the most important figures in the club’s illustrious history.

What followed was a string of emotional, touching and telling tributes to the man as football mourned a giant figure who had a wide-ranging influence and impact.

For Rangers supporters, Walter was very much the embodiment of everything that is great and good about the club and his legend is one that transcends footballing generations.

The fitting memorial at Glasgow Cathedral will be held on Friday the 19th of November and will be an invite-only event. However, it will be streamed for free via RangersTV.

A private, family funeral is to be held for Walter on Wednesday 3rd November but the club has asked fans and the media to respect the family’s privacy during this time.

The club has also explained that a special funeral cortege will pass by Ibrox Stadium on the day of the memorial, the spiritual home of a man who will forever be connected the football club.

“The passing of Walter Smith has touched every member of the Rangers family, and the club can today update that plans are being put in place for a public memorial service,” reads a Rangers statement.

“The memorial will take place on Friday 19th November at Glasgow Cathedral. Please note, this will be an invite-only event. The service will be available for free via RangersTV.

Walter Smith is a giant of the Rangers family. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

“A private, family funeral is to be held for Walter on Wednesday 3rd November, prior to the public memorial. As a club, we ask this privacy is respected by all supporters, the wider public and the media.

“It is the intention for the cortège to pass Ibrox at 3:15pm, entering from Helen Street, driving in the direction of Paisley Road West before rejoining the Motorway.

“The club would like to put on record its thanks to our supporters, supporters of other clubs and the wider community for their kind words and support at this difficult time.”

Rangers fans were paying tribute aplenty following the passing of Walter Smith and some videos have shown another side to the Ibrox legend.

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