Tiffany Youngs – wife of former England and Lions prostitute Tom – dies

Tiffany Youngs – the wife of former England and Lions hooker Tom – dies after a long battle with illness as her former club Leicester Tigers says she is ‘deeply saddened by the news’

  • Tiffany Youngs – the wife of former England rugby player Tom Youngs – has died
  • She was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014 and three years later was told her disease would be terminal
  • Tom retired from rugby in April to be able to care for his critically ill wife
  • His club – Leicester Tigers said they were “deeply saddened by the news”

Tiffany Youngs – the wife of former England and Lions rugby player Tom Youngs – has died after a long battle with illness.

Youngs announced his retirement from professional rugby with immediate effect in April after taking indefinite leave from the game so he could care for his wife.

Tiffany was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014 and three years later was told her disease would be terminal. In 2018, she then learned that she was in a state of remission.

A statement from Leicester Tigers read: “Leicester Tigers are deeply saddened by the news that Tiffany Youngs has passed away after her heroic battle with illness.

“On behalf of everyone at the club, we send our condolences to the Youngs and Sands families.

“The club will not provide any further details and ask that the Youngs and Sands families respect their privacy at this time.”

Tiffany Youngs – the wife of former England and Lions rugby player Tom Youngs – has died

Tiffany was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014 and three years later was told her disease would be terminal

Tiffany was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in 2014 and three years later was told her disease would be terminal

Tom Youngs has made 28 appearances for England

The former English and British and Irish Lions hooker announced his retirement in April

Tiffany was told in 2017 that her illness was ‘incurable’ and could die within a month – a devastating blow which led to Tom’s brother Ben Youngs withdrawing from the British and Irish Lions tour in New York. -Zealand.

But a year later, her terminal cancer had ‘disappeared’ after 12 months of alternative treatment which included taking cannabis oil and starving for 17 hours a day.

After being punished with stem cell treatment, she began to focus on alternative treatments, believing she was on the verge of death and asking Tom to be “open-minded”.

She ate only fish, took cannabis oil, and cut milk, red meat, sugar, and caffeine from her diet while starving herself between 7 p.m. and noon.

Ms Youngs has also used a cosmodic ENS machine treatment, which uses metal pins to send electronic pulses through our bodies in the hopes that it will stimulate your body’s cells.

She said she felt so good she woke up and thought, “I don’t think I have it anymore.”

The Youngs brothers (Tom, right, with Ben, left) toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2013

The Youngs brothers (Tom, right, with Ben, left) toured Australia with the British and Irish Lions in 2013

But the illness sadly returned and Youngs took indefinite leave from Tigers duties in October 2021 to care for his critically ill wife before retiring from playing.

A Premiership title winner in 2012/13 and an Anglo-Welsh Cup winner in 2016/17, Youngs retired second on Leicester’s all-time list for captaincy appearances with 98.

Only legendary England World Cup-winning skipper Martin Johnson has captained Leicester on more than one occasion.

A second-generation tiger, Youngs is the son of former Leicester scrum-half Nick and has spent his career playing alongside brother Ben at club and international level.

The Youngs brothers represented England together at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and also toured Australia with the Lions in 2013.

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Charles P. Patton