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Footballer and fashion designer, Marvin Morgan tragically passes away at 38

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Footballer and fashion designer, Marvin Morgan tragically passes away at 38

Non-league striker and fashion designer, Marvin Morgan has tragically died at the age of 38.

 

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Born in Manchester, Morgan represented Aldershot Town, Shrewsbury Town, Plymouth Argyle and Hartlepool United during his professional career and played as high as League One level.

 

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He recently turned out for Isthmian League Premier Division sides Wingate & Finchley and Hornchuch, while he rose to mainstream fame by running fashion brand Fresh Ego Kid.

 

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Former club Hendon confirmed the sad news of Morgan’s passing with a tweet on Monday which reads: “We are shocked to have learned this morning of the passing of Marvin Morgan at the age of just 38 years old.

 

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“Marvin joined us at the start of the 2020/19 season and had a big influence in his 7 appearances. Our thoughts are with his friends, family, and loved ones today.”

 

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Quoting Hendon’s tweet, Hornchurch added: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of former Urchin Marvin Morgan. Thoughts are with his friends and family at this very sad time.”

 

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Morgan scored one goal in five appearances while on loan at Hartlepool in the 2014/15 season, and the League Two club wrote: “We are shocked and saddened to have learned this morning of the passing of Marvin Morgan at the age of just 38 years old.

 

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“Our thoughts are with Family and friends of Marvin. Rest easy, Marvin.”

 

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Shrewsbury posted a moving statement in tribute to their former player, describing him as a “cult hero” after he helped the club win promotion to League One in 2012.

 

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“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,” the statement adds.

 

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Morgan’s Fresh Ego FC aims to raise awareness of mental health and racism in football with a blend of football and music enterprises while also conducting charitable outreach to the community.

 

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Morgan’s fashion brand took off in recent years and a host of Premier League stars have been seen wearing Fresh Ego Kid attire. These include Lukaku, Raheem Sterling, Smith Rowe, Ainsley Maitland-Niles, and Dele Alli, as well as Anthony Joshua and Cruz Beckham.

 

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Footballer and fashion designer, Marvin Morgan tragically passes away at 38

 

Morgan was inspired to pursue his “passion for fashion” shortly after becoming a professional footballer by joining Aldershot in 2008.

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