How Did Jimmy O’rourke Die? First Youngest Player in Hibs’s History Died at the Age of 76!

Jimmy O’Rourke, a famous striker for Hibs, has died at the age of 76, the Easter Road club said. Hibs announced the sad news on Tuesday morning and paid tribute to the former player, who was a key part of the team known as “Turnbull’s Tornadoes” in the 1970s.

O’Rourke is famous for scoring twice in the 7-0 win over Hearts at Tynecastle Park on New Year’s Day. In 1974, he was moved to St. Johnstone to make room for Joe Harper, saying, “There’s only room for one wee fat barrel, and it won’t be me.” He then spent two years at Fir Park before going back to Leith.

What is the Cause of Jimmy O’Rourke Death?

According to the most recent news, the cause of his death has not been revealed yet, but rumors say that he died because of problems related to his age, since he was 76 years old. We can’t say what exactly killed him until we know that his family doesn’t know. Since the news of his death spread, a lot of people took to social media to honor him.

He always wanted to be a striker, and he played for many different teams during his football career. Through his games, he made fans all over the world and won their love and respect. We’re going to talk about some things in his personal life.

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Let’s Have a Look at His Early Life and Career!

Jimmy was born in Scotland on September 18, 1946, in the city of Edinburgh. He was from Scotland and used to play as a striker for Hibernian, St. Johnstone, and Motherwell.

In 1962, O’Rourke went straight from school football to Hibernian. In the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup match against Utrecht later that year, he played for the first time as a 16-year-old. This made him the youngest player in Hibs’s history, a record that stood until January 2004, when Jamie McCluskey made his first-team debut.

Then, in the early 1970s, O’Rourke was a key player on Eddie Turnbull’s team, which made it to the 1972 Scottish Cup Final and won the League Cup Final later that same year. He also scored two hat-tricks for Hibs in European games, including one against Sporting Lisbon.

In 1974, O’Rourke was controversially moved to St. Johnstone to make room for Joe Harper, who had been paid a lot of money to come from Everton. Later, O’Rourke played for Motherwell. He then went back to Easter Road to help Eddie Turnbull as an assistant coach.

Condolence by Many Fans on Twitter

Someone on Twitter wrote, “Very sad to hear that Jimmy O’Rourke died this morning. He and Pat are the main reasons I’ve been a fan of this great team for 50 years. At this sad time, my condolences to his family and friends. Another account said, “RIP Jimmy O’Rourke, a true Hibs great who will be missed by all Hobbies who knew him or saw him play. This recent picture of Jimmy made many people smile.”

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