Football: Former England captain Ray Wilkins passes away aged 61
PUBLISHED: 14:50 04 April 2018
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Midfielder represented Queens Park Rangers and Leyton Orient among others in a lengthy career
Former England captain Ray Wilkins has passed away at the age of 61.
Wilkins, who played for Queens Park Rangers and Leyton Orient among many clubs in a lengthy career, was being treated at St George’s Hospital in Tooting after suffering a cardiac arrest on Friday.
A statement issued by St George’s Hospital on behalf of Wilkins’ family read: “It is with great sadness we announce that Raymond Colin Wilkins passed away this morning.
“We would like to thank St George’s staff for the amazing work they have done to care for our beloved Ray.
“We would also like to say thank you for the many goodwill messages we have received from Ray’s friends, colleagues, and members of the public.
“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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