WORLDWIDE MOURNING!!! Football Superstar Pronounced Dead, After Suffering An Unexpected Heart Attack

By Post-Nigeria January 15, 2018 11:34

WORLDWIDE MOURNING!!! Football Superstar Pronounced Dead, After Suffering An Unexpected Heart Attack

Emerging report has revealed that West Bromwich Albion Football Legend, Cyrille Regis, has been pronounced dead, after suffering a heart attack, at the age of 59.

Cyril Regis was famous for being a pioneer for black players during his career, which spanned from 1977 to 1966. He is best remembered for his time at West Brom, where he scored 112 goals in 297 games.

Regis was still working up until his death, and was a hugely admired and respected figure within the game for tackling racist abuse of the 70s and 80s.

He formed a famous partnership with Laurie Cunningham and Brendon Batson, who were nicknamed the Three Degrees, by Manager, Ron Atkinson.

A statue of the trio was unveiled outside the Hawthorns in 2014. Regis was awarded an MBE in 2008, and went on to have roles as a Coach, as well as a Football Agent, the Daily Mail reports.

Following the news of his sad demise, Football fans and personalities have taken to the social media to give their condolence messages.

Alan Shearer wrote: “What a man. What a centre-forward! One of my earliest football memories was walking into WBA for a trial as a 13 year old kid, seeing Cyrille Regis and being in awe of him. RIP big man.”

Mark Bright posted: “Heavy heart this morning, just heard that Cyrille Regis has passed away age 59. He was more than just a footballer, he blazed a trail for every black player who followed him, an inspiration to myself and many players of my era. A humble man and a great man. #RIPC”

Gary Lineker posted: “Saddened to hear that Cyrille Regis has passed away. A tremendous striker and fine man whose legacy goes beyond the game, helping to pave a way for black footballers in this country. #RIPCyrille”

Andy Cole wrote on Twitter: “Devastated this morning my hero my pioneer the man behind the reason I wanted to play football has passed away, my heart goes out to all his family RIP Cyrille Regis.”

Ian Taylor wrote: “Another icon has left us. Can’t believe it. Absolutely devastated as he was an unbelievable role model and became a good friend. Deepest condolences to all family and friends of a proper legend Cyrille Regis. You’ll be missed my friend. #RIP”

Brian Deane said: “Hard to believe I’m waking up to hear Cyrille Regis, the man who started the dream for me and many others has died of a heart attack. Genuine honour to have played on the same pitch as him . RIP Big Cyrille Regis.”

Regis, who was voted West Brom’s all time cult hero in a 2004 poll, passed away on Sunday evening.

The Professional Footballers’ Association announced the news on Monday morning, saying: “A true gentleman and Legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends.”

 

 

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