Sad news😭: Former Premier League and African giant body found dead 12 days after pool party

Sad news😭: Former Premier League and African giant body found dead 12 days after pool party

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Christian Atsu dies aged 31 as ex-Premier League star’s body found 12 days after Turkey earthquake

Former Premier League star Christian Atsu went missing after the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria 12 days ago and his death was confirmed on Saturday morning

 

Christian Atsu has died aged 31

Christian Atsu has died aged 31(Getty Images)

By Tom Blow

07:55, 18 Feb 2023UPDATED11:35, 18 Feb 2023

Christian Atsu has died aged 31, his agent and manager have both confirmed.

 

 

The former Premier League footballer, who played for both Newcastle United and Chelsea, went missing following the devastating earthquake in Turkey and Syria on Monday, February 6. His body has now been discovered and the sad news was confirmed on Saturday morning.

 

 

 

Atsu was reported as missing within hours of the earthquake. He scored a last-minute winner for current club Hatayspor in their home game against Turkish Super Lig rivals Kasimpasa on Sunday, February 5 – just hours before the devastating event unfolded. Atsu joined the Turkish side last September and was in the city of Antakya when the earthquake struck. He also represented the likes of Porto, Everton, Bournemouth and Malaga during his career, as well as playing international football for Ghana.

 

 

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His agent, Nana Sechere, said: “It is with the heaviest of hearts that I have to announce to all well wishers that sadly Christian Atsu’s body was recovered this morning My deepest condolences go to his family and loved ones. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers and support.

 

“I ask that whilst we make the necessary arrangements, that everyone would please respect the privacy of the family during this very difficult time.”

 

Hatayspor tweeted: “Sorry for your loss. The funeral of our football player Christian Atsu, who lost his life under the collapse, is on his way to be sent to his hometown Ghana. We will not forget you, Atsu. Peace be upon you, beautiful person. There are no words to describe our sadness. Rest in peace.”

 

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Christian Atsu played for Chelsea, Porto and Newcastle – among other clubs(Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

The earthquake in Turkey and Syria has led to more than 45,000 deaths, with thousands more injured. It has ruined the lives of millions, with many people left without access to water, electricity or heat during a bitterly cold winter in the region.

 

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