Sad day in football as former Premier League superstar falls from stairs, dies in hospital

Sad day in football as former Premier League superstar falls from stairs, dies in hospital

- Peter Whittingham was one of the best midfielders in the Premier League

- The 35-year-old died after falling down from stairs in a sad occurrence

- Whittingham played for the likes of Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers

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An inquest has finally been made and it was confirmed that former Premier League star Peter Whittingham died in a tragic accident after falling down from the stairs in a heartbreaking incident.

The sad incident was said to have occurred in South Wales in which the former Aston Villa star suffered a serious head injury and was rushed to a hospital.

At the hospital where Peter was taken to in South Wales, he was placed on a life support machine before he eventually passed on, throwing his family members and football followers into deep mourning.

According to the report on UK Sun, a friend of the deceased named Ryan Tailor explained in details what actually happened the day Peter Whittingham fell from the stairs.

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“I don’t know if there was some sort of horse play but the next thing I remember was that he fell but I don't know how he got there or how he had fallen.
“I just know he had hit his head on the small step on the stairs.
“I was the first person there and offered him my hand thinking he would just take it and he would get up on his feet.
“When I looked more closely I could see he was not moving and something was wrong.”

He was part of the Aston Villa team that won the 2001–02 FA Youth Cup, and a year later he made his Premier League debut.

Whittingham had loans at Championship clubs Burnley and Derby County in 2005 and in January 2007, he signed for Cardiff City.

Peter Whittingham.
Peter Whittingham while in action for Cardiff City. Photo by David Davies
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Earlier, had reported how Swansea City who are campaigning in the second tier of English football announced the death of their former goalkeeper Dai Davies who died after a serious battle against cancer.

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The 72-year-old was diagnosed with the heartbreaking disease last year with his family members hoping that he would survive before he died on Tuesday, February 10.

Davies began his career at Swansea in 1969 and had only nine appearances for the club before he left for Everton a year later.

It was at Everton that Davies actually enjoyed some active playing time as he got 82 appearances in seven years before making a return to Swansea on loan.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu


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