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Football World Mourns As Ex-Chelsea Player and Assistant Coach, Ray Wilkins Dies

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Former Premier League player for Chelsea, has died as tributes have been paid to the former player and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins, who won 84 caps with England.
Former England and Chelsea midfielder, Ray Wilkins, who was being treated at St George’s Hospital in London following cardiac arrest, has died in hospital at the age of 61.

According to BBC, the family of Wilkins, who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Rangers and QPR, thanked “Ray’s friends, colleagues and members of the public” for the many messages of goodwill.

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Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed.

2:12 PM – Apr 4, 2018

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Chelsea said they were “devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach”. The club added: “Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed.”

Wilkins’ family said: “It is with great sadness we announce that Raymond Colin Wilkins passed away this morning.

“Ray leaves behind his loving wife, Jackie, daughter Jade, son Ross, and his beautiful grandchildren, Oliver, Frankie, Ava, Freddie, Jake and Archie. We are asking for privacy at this very difficult time.”

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