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What was Colin Bell's cause of death and how many games did 'King of Kippax' play for Man City?

MANCHESTER CITY players will wear club legend Colin Bell’s No 8 shirt out onto the pitch tonight ahead of their clash with Manchester United. The former England international passed away on T…

MANCHESTER CITY players will wear club legend Colin Bell's No 8 shirt out onto the pitch tonight ahead of their clash with Manchester United.

The former England international passed away on Tuesday and the tributes have since been flooding in.

Colin Bell made 492 appearances for Man City during his football career

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Colin Bell made 492 appearances for Man City during his football careerCredit: PA
What was Colin Bell's cause of death?

Bell died at the age of 74 after a short non-Covid related illness.

"It is with the deepest sadness and heaviest of hearts we announce the passing of Manchester City legend Colin Bell," a City statement read.

"Colin passed away peacefully this afternoon after a short, non-Covid related illness, aged 74.

"He leaves behind wife Marie, children Jon and Dawn and grandchildren, Luke, Mark, Isla and Jack."

How many did games did he play for Man City

The City icon played a whopping 492 times for City across 13 years between 1966 and 1979.

Bell scored 152 goals during his time as a City player.

He also played earned himself 48 caps playing for England.

Colin Bell died after a short non Covid-related illness

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Colin Bell died after a short non Covid-related illness Credit: PA:Press Association

City named one of their stands at the Etihad after Bell following a fan vote in 2004.

Bell first moved to City for a fee of around £47,500.

He went on to win a an FA Cup, League Cup and Cup Winners' Cup with the Citizens.

And tonight, City players will honour Bell by wearing his No 8 shirt out onto the pitch to face Man Utd.

A win for City would see them through to their third successive Carabao Cup final.

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