FORMER Weymouth midfielder Graeme Gee has sadly passed away at the age of 51, it has been announced.

Gee was a versatile left-winger also capable of playing in central midfield.

He managed 84 appearances for the Terras between 1994 and 1995, scoring eight times.

Gee was most recently assistant boss with Step 4 club Chichester City in the Isthmian League South East division.

He had helped lead City into the play-off positions, where they currently reside in fourth spot.

Back in March, Gee said he had been given only three months to live following a terminal diagnosis.

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He initially underwent surgery for kidney cancer but was told the disease had spread to his stomach and chest.

Gee’s former clubs including Moneyfields, Newport Isle of Wight and Brockenhurst led tributes to the midfielder after news of his passing broke on Thursday.

Chichester said: “It’s with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of our much loved assistant manager, Graeme Gee, who passed away peacefully this morning.

"Graeme had been part of the management team of Chichester City since 2015. Our hearts are with his family at this time of sadness.”