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Ex-Trinidad and Tobago defender Jlloyd Samuel dies at 37

15 May, 2018, 21:43 | Author: Tommie Newton
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Samuel, 37, was returning home in England after dropping his kids off at school before the tragedy.

A former defender with English clubs Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers, Samuel's auto collided with another vehicle and caught fire.

Former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender Jlloyd Samuel has died at the age of 37.

"At around 7.55am (0655GMT) police were called following reports of a collision involving a van and a Range Rover", said a statement from Cheshire Police.

Samuel joined Bolton in 2007, where he made 83 appearances, and also had loan spells at Gillingham and Cardiff before ending his playing career in Iran.

Aston Villa have announced they will wear black armbands tonight in their Championship playoff semi-final second leg with Middlesbrough.

Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that their players will wear black armbands tonight as a show of respect. "Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this hard time".

Bolton added: 'Rest in peace, Jlloyd.

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A number of his former clubs have paid tribute to him.

Samuel is survived by his wife Emma and three children - Javarne, Lakyle and Amara - who have been informed of the devastating news.

"Our thoughts are with those closest to him at this sad time".

"Our honest condolences go out to the family and friends of Jlloyd Samuel who has died aged 37", the PFA tweeted.

BT Sport tweeted: "The condolences of everyone at BT Sport are with the family, friends and team-mates of Jlloyd Samuel".

The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a vehicle crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.

"Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this incredibly hard time".

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