- Jeremy Wisten has been confirmed dead at the age of 18
- The late defender joined Manchester City in 2016 but left the club recently
- The cause of his death is yet to be known at the moment but tributes are already trooping in
Jeremy Wisten's death has thrown the Manchester City family and the entire football world into mourning.
The teenage sensation recently passed away with the cause of his demise yet to be discovered by the authorities.
City confirmed the development on their official Twitter handle while condoling with the family of the late defender over the weekend as reported by Goal.com.
He was part of the squad that won the Premier League U14 title at the end of the 2016/17 season and the Etihad Stadium club said on social media:
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"The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time."
Meanwhile Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte top the list of the Citizens stars who have paid their tributes to the departed.
Cole Palmer, who was Wisten's colleague in the academy also paid his last respect to his former colleague with some of the memories they shared on Instagram.
"You Will Be Forever Missed. Fly High My Brother. Rest In Paradise!"
Former City academy product Tyrhys Dolan, who now plays for Blackburn Rovers, has started raising money to ensure the best send-off for Wisten.
"We are raising money to help Jeremy’s family to give him the best send of my brother deserves.
"No words can describe the pain I am feeling right now, I am forever heartbroken. From the first day I met you, you kept it real with me and always had my back and was always there to help me whenever I needed it.
"I’m just so sad that I couldn’t be there to help you brother. Thank you for giving me the best times of my life. I’m so privileged to have called you my brother and no matter where I go in life I know you will always be by my side watching over me like you always have done.
"Earth has lost a king but heaven has gained the most perfect angel. We just celebrated your 18th birthday and what a night it was! Please watch over me bro and guide me everything I do will be for you and your family."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Leeds United legend Norman Hunter who played for England during the 1996 World Cup died from complications arising from the novel coronavirus on Friday, April 17, Daily Star reports.
Hunter lost his battle with the dreaded pandemic with his former club Leeds expressing shock at the demise of the late star.
He made a massive 700 appearances for the Leeds playing as a defender, making historical contributions for the club in over 13 seasons.
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