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Footballing legend George Best is unlikely to survive beyond the next 24 hours, his doctor has said.
He could not recover from the internal bleeding that developed during the night, Professor Roger Williams said.

"He could die at any time over the next 24 hours. I would be very surprised if he survives another 24 hours," he said.

The former Northern Ireland star's condition deteriorated with a lung infection on Friday, after almost eight weeks in Cromwell Hospital, London.

The star was admitted to hospital on 1 October with flu-like symptoms.

Drugs needed after his liver transplant in 2002 had made the former alcoholic more susceptible to infection.

Dr Akeel Alisa said: "George has had a very bad night. He's very, very ill. I think we must all prepare ourselves for the worst.

"George is a friend, not just a patient. It's been a very emotional day."

The man who oversaw Best's liver transplant, Professor Roger Williams, said the outlook was "very gloomy" as there had been a "definite downturn in his condition".

"Bleeding has been a big problem.

"We don't think he is going to keep on surviving but it is difficult to say how long."

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He added: "Everything has got worse and we are not controlling things well any more."

Best's closest family arrived at the west London hospital looking very upset and asked the gathered media not to film or photograph them as they went in.

Things had looked more positive earlier in the week when Best regained consciousness.

He was taken off sedation and was described as "fairly stable" by Prof Williams.

But then his condition deteriorated once more between 0100 and 0200 GMT on Wednesday.

Best helped Manchester United win a string of titles in the 1960s and he was European Footballer of the Year in 1968.

His style captivated football fans around the world but his playboy lifestyle degenerated into alcoholism and bankruptcy


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He is still hanging in there but it is sadly just a matter of time, the only compensation is that he is not in any pain and will probably slip away peacefully in his sleep.
He was probably the 2nd greatest footballer ever but the saddest part about the whole thing was watching him push the


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(AP) - George Best, the dazzling soccer icon of the 1960s and 70s who reveled in a hard-drinking playboy lifestyle, died Friday after decades of alcohol abuse, hospital officials said. He was 59.

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