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Harry Kane's Irish grand-uncle has died just days before the England captain will lead his country out in the Euro 2020 final.
Paudge Kane passed away last Monday after a short illness in St Dominic's Ward, University Hospital, Galway.
As reports the Irish Mirror, Kane was informed of his grand-uncle's passing prior to England's semi-final clash against Denmark.
Paudge was a brother of Harry's granddad, the late Michael John Kane.
The report adds Harry and his father, Pat, were close with Paudge, with the latter making trips from London to Letterfrack, Connemara multiple times each year.
The England captain himself spent many summers with his paternal family as a child.
Kane was informed of the sad news ahead of the Euro 2020 semi-final
While Kane was told of the upsetting news before Wednesday night's fixture, the Irish Mirror adds the family kept the death quiet to avoid a fuss.
They cite a local source who said: "The Kane family are lovely people and all very close. They are all at the very heart of this community.
"They are all very proud of what Harry has achieved and know he will be saddened and upset that his grand-uncle has passed away.
"They also know he will be annoyed that he can't make the funeral with his dad or uncles."
Paudge will be buried in the local cemetery in Letterfrack after a requiem Mass in St Joseph's Church.
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