Son of former footballer Chris Kiwomya dies suddenly

 

The son of former Arsenal, QPR and Ipswich Town footballer Chris Kiwomya has died suddenly.

Lucas Kiwomya, seven, a pupil at Highfields School in Lawford, Essex, was taken to Colchester General Hospital on Wednesday after suffering breathing difficulties. He died shortly after arrival.

A spokesman for Highfields School said: "We are all devastated at Highfields by the sudden and untimely death of a much respected and well-loved pupil.

"Lucas was a delightful boy, with a ready smile and infectious giggle.

"He loved school and was always keen to do his best. He will be very sadly missed by staff and pupils alike."

A spokesman for Ipswich Town said: "Our thoughts are with Chris and his family at this very sad time."

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed paramedics attempted to save Lucas after being called at 7.13pm on Wednesday to his home in Lawford.

Kiwomya, 42, born in Yorkshire, is currently the development squad manager at League One side Notts County.

The striker played 335 games and scored 79 goals during his career. He also played for the England under 21 team.

Notts County issued a statement saying: "We were deeply saddened to hear this week of the tragic passing of Lucas Kiwomya, the son of our development squad manager, Chris Kiwomya.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone associated with Notts County Football Club are with Chris and his family as they try to come to terms with their loss at this most unimaginably difficult of times."

PA

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