Nigel Pearson funeral: Family, friends and public pay respects to sports broadcaster

A huge turnout of family, friends and the general public paid their respects as beloved sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson's funeral took place at St Benedict's Church in Wombourne.

A Birmingham Brummies speedway fan watches as the hearse passes
A Birmingham Brummies speedway fan watches as the hearse passes

The multi-sports broadcaster passed away in hospital last month at the age of 52, following a sudden illness.

Hundreds attends the celebration of his life in Wombourne before a private service for his family and close friends in the afternoon.

Nigel Pearson died last month aged 52

Pearson was a hugely popular and hugely respected writer and commentator in darts and football – but it was in his beloved speedway he was known as the voice of the sport.

The funeral of sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson at St Benedict's Church, Wombourne..
Nigel's widow Kerrie
Mourners applaud as the cortege passes
Suzi Perry attended the funeral
The funeral of sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson at St Benedict's Church, Wombourne..Flowers spell out 'Ar Kid'..
The funeral of sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson at St Benedict's Church, Wombourne..Former Wolves keeper Matt Murray
The funeral of sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson at St Benedict's Church, Wombourne..Flowers in the shape of a football in Albion colours
Presenter Dicky Dodd
Former British speedway champion Chris Louis
The funeral of sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson at St Benedict's Church, Wombourne
The funeral of sports broadcaster Nigel Pearson at St Benedict's Church, Wombourne..Former Walsall FC player Chris Marsh

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