- MICHAEL OLORIRE
Former English Football League star and fashion designer, Marvin Morgan has died at the age of 38.
Shrewsbury player was also known for his fashion label Fresh Ego Kid, worn by several sporting stars.
Morgan’s old clubs and team-mates paid tribute to the sad news of his death.
Shrewsbury tweeted: “Shrewsbury Town Football Club is deeply saddened to receive news that Marvin Morgan has tragically passed away aged just 38.
“A Salop fan favourite and a cult hero, Marvin joined Shrewsbury Town in 2011 and spent two seasons in Shropshire and was a key part in Town’s second-place promotion to Sky Bet League One. During those two successful seasons, Marvin provided many happy memories for the Salopian family and found the back of the net on 18 occasions.
“Whilst in SY2, Marvin established his brand Fresh Ego Kid, initiating a long-standing and positive association with the club. Most recently, Marvin and Fresh Ego FC ventured to Shrewsbury to take part in a number of Shrewsbury Town in the Community initiatives as a way to give back to the Shropshire community. Making a difference, Marvin’s work in the face of racism and discrimination with Fresh Ego FC will live long and will continue to make a positive difference.
“Marvin and our Chairman Roland Wycherley MBE formed a close friendship during his time with the club and that friendship continued throughout Marvin’s life and business interests. With regular visits to Shropshire, Marvin would often revisit his old club to spend time and reminisce over past days with the Chairman.
‘All at Shrewsbury Town Football Club is deeply saddened by the news of Marvin’s passing and would like to send our most sincere condolences to his friends and family.”