A tragic story has just been reported. According to multiple news outlets, a famous professional athlete has died after he was involved in a serious car accident.
Former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash this morning, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has announced. Samuel was only 37 years of age. He had just dropped his kids off at school only moments before the accident.
Please join us in praying for his entire family during this horrible time. We ask that God's grace and love comfort them through this tragedy.
"The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago," read a statement from TTFA's Facebook page.
"Born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago, Samuel attended St Joseph's Academy, Blackheath through the 1990s where he was a valuable member of the school football teams as well as the London Schoolboys teams," according to reports.
He found success in the world of futbol. Many fans and organizations took to social media to mourn his death and offer their prayers and support for his family.
"Absolutely gutted to hear the news of the passing of Jlloyd Samuel. Took me under his wing when I joined Villa and helped me settle. Such a good guy on and off the pitch and a truly good friend. Condolences to Emma, his kids and the Samuel family. RIP J," wrote Ashley Young on Twitter.
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