He Tried So Hard

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Richard Burns

I’d like to take a moment today to mourn the passing of Richard Burns, 2001 WRC Rally Champion. Diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003, Burns passed away on Friday night. He was just 34 years old.

A section for memorials has been started on [his web site](http://www.richard- burns.co.uk/memorials/display.cfm). His family asks that in lieu of flowers, they would prefer donations to Cancer Research.