Former Famous Athlete in Coma: Dies at Age 61

April 04, 2018

Former England soccer player Ray Wilkins recently suffered a heart attack and placed in an induced coma. Just days later he passed away. He was 61 years old.

Last week, Wilkins was taken to St. George's Hospital in London after he suffered from a cardiac arrest. After falling ill, he was placed in an induced coma and described to be in critical condition.


Wilkins played England soccer (a.k.a. football in the UK) for 24 years. His career spanned over three decades. His club was "Chelsea," "Manchester United," "Queen Park Rangers" and "Rangers."

The former athlete has won over 84 England caps and has played in two World Cup finals. Wilkins has played for 12 clubs and was on the coaching staff for multiple others, but he was mostly known for his association with "Chelsea."


“Everybody associated with "Chelsea Football Club" is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed,” the Premier League club said on Twitter.


“It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have learnt that former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has passed away, aged 61,” added the PFA. “The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with his family and friends.”


He leaves behind his wife Jackie, with whom he had two children, Ross and Jade.  Please keep everyone involved in your prayers during this difficult time.


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