Former Chelsea, Manchester United and AC Milan midfielder Ray Wilkins have died at the age of 61.
Wilkins, who made 84 appearances for England and skippered them on ten occasions, suffered a heart attack last week and passed away at St George’s Hospital in Tooting on Wednesday morning.
A sad day for us all at Chelsea. Ray Wilkins was one of our heroes. He would have loved watching our Under-18s win tonight. Sleep well, Ray. pic.twitter.com/OqmvQY2EnY
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 4, 2018
The former Manchester United player who also played for the Rossoneri was born on September 14, 1956, in Hillingdon, Wilkins was noted as one of the finest midfielders of his generation and featured in two World Cups.
The hospital released a statement on behalf of his family which 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 fantastic 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.
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