English footballer found dead in Norway

Thomas Morgan has been playing for Gjovik-Lyn

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Englishman Thomas Morgan, a footballer playing in Norway, has died aged 23.

His club, Gjovik-Lyn, announced his death on their official website.

The second division side said: "Our beloved Thomas Andrew Morgan was found dead on Tuesday afternoon.

"We have learned to know Thomas not only as a great football player but an exceptionally good man. We will miss his warm smile and everything he was to us."

Morgan, who played all of his career in Norway, had been on a night out with his team-mates on Saturday but his body was later discovered in a local river.

An investigation is now under way to determine the cause of his death, although local police say it is not being treated as suspicious.

Cardiff midfielder Mats Moller Daehli was a one-time team-mate of Morgan and wrote on Instagram: "A truly great guy is gone. It was an honour to be your team-mate and to play alongside you."

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