“Popular and well-loved” rugby player Tom Edwards died suddenly aged 29 as tributes flooded social media.
Players and staff at Selby RUFC are mourning the loss of rugby player and club captain Tom Edwards who died suddenly in the early hours of Thursday morning aged 29.
The club president said in a statement: “Selby RUFC is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of 1st XV captain Tom Edwards.
“Tom, aged 29, passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. Tom was popular and well-loved across all ages within the club. He will be sadly missed.”
He added: “As you will appreciate, this is a time of great distress to the families of Tom and his fiancée and we are sure your thoughts and prayers are with them in their time of great loss.
“The families of both Tom and his fiancée have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.”
Mr Edwards, who also previously played for Wetherby RUFC, died in the early hours of Thursday, November 17.
Five Top Tweets:
Such a lovely man. Only had the pleasure to play alongside tom a couple of times but he always had time for me and always had a beer with me. Will miss you mate ❤️ https://t.co/lPixtbeNLo
— Dan Elcock (@Dan_Elcock5) November 19, 2022
Devastating news. Sending love and condolences from Scarborough.
— Nick Ingham (@InghamNick) November 19, 2022
I understand that people die suddenly and unexpectedly but are we just going to sit back and watch and accept it at this level of frequency?
They think lies piled up upon lies will obfuscate the truth it won't. Every lie told owes a debt to the truth and it has to be paid! https://t.co/CjsIim3saF
— james hornby (@scartyke) November 22, 2022
How very sad 😔 https://t.co/zOLG2uT8bs
— cheryl mallinder 💙💛🤍🏆💙💛🤍 (@chezmally) November 22, 2022
Sad RIP man! https://t.co/bKKLNoAME5
— M.B (@Weezymaniatipin) November 22, 2022
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