Former Tottenham striker Anton Wolkes has died at the age of 25.
His club, US side Charlotte FC, confirmed his death in a tweet Thursday afternoon, saying they were “devastated” and called him an “outstanding human being”.
Walks was killed in a boat crash in Miami Wednesday afternoon, according to the Miami Herald.
After two boats collided near Marine Stadium and he was found unconscious, he was given CPR and taken to a hospital.
He was reportedly in Florida for a preseason training camp with the team.
Spurs Tweet: We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Anton Wolkes. All of the club’s thoughts are with his family and friends at this incredibly sad time. “
Walkes was born in Lewisham, south London, and graduated from Tottenham’s academy.
He played for Spurs at U-21 and U-23 level, but made just one senior appearance in the League Cup.
The defender later made appearances for Portsmouth and Atlanta United.
MLS tweeted: “There are no words to express the sadness of everyone in Major League Soccer today upon learning of the tragic passing of Charlotte FC’s Anton Wolkes.
“Anton was a talented and dedicated player who was loved by his teammates and the fans.
His former club Atlanta called it “heartbreaking” and “the epitome of a great teammate whose personality lit up every room he entered”.
Charlotte FC owner David Tepper said on Twitter that Walkes was “an amazing son, father, partner and teammate whose joyful approach to life has made him one of the best people I’ve ever met.” It inspired everyone,” he said.
“Anton made the people around him better people in all areas of life,” he added.
Portsmouth, where Walkes played from 2018 to 2020, tweeted they were “extremely saddened” by Walkes’ death and said their thoughts were with his friends and family.
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