Council leader Barrie Grunewald has paid tribute to Steve Prescott, who has died today at the age of 39.
Coun Grunewald said: “I am deeply saddened by the death of St. Helens legend Steve Prescott MBE.
“Steve’s passion and commitment to St Helens always shone through. I know he was incredibly proud of our Town.
“He was not only brave and courageous but so inspirational and a true role model to many people.
“St Helens has today lost a courageous fighter who never gave gave up believing he could beat the wicked illness, he was and will remain a St. Helens legend.
“Steve’s enduring legacy will be his foundation. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Linzi and his two young children Taylor and Koby at this sad time.