Tottenham Hotspur players of yesteryear have been taking to Twitter to pay their tributes to former player Justin Edinburgh, who sadly died at the age of 49 earlier today.
Edinburgh spent last weekend in Madrid with fellow Spurs legends to watch their former side take on Liverpool in the Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium but fell unexpectedly ill and suffered cardiac arrest upon his return to England and died in hospital five days later.
The left-back spent a decade playing for Tottenham, making 258 appearances in all competitions and winning the FA Cup in 1991 and League Cup in 1999 before moving to Portsmouth.
He was appointed Leyton Orient manager in November of 2017, and led the club to 45 wins in his 82 games in charge, including promotion from the National League to League Two this season.
Here’s what some of the former Spurs players have had to say about the tragic news.
No Words. Today we lost an amazing human being and one of life’s great great guys, Justin Edinburgh. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends on this incredibly sad day. Rest in peace my friend, go play some footy in the sky ???????
— Micky Hazard (@1MickyHazard) June 8, 2019
So so so sad about Justin. Cannot believe it. Was with us in Madrid, full of life. Joking and laughing. We will miss him. However, he will be with us all the time. Our prayers and thoughts with his family and friends.
— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) June 8, 2019
Can’t believe it.. such sad news about Justin..it’s not fair. One of the greatest guys you could ever wish to meet. When you were around him, you just laughed and smiled constantly. RIP mate ?
— Darren Anderton (@DarrenAnderton) June 8, 2019
So sad to hear of the passing of Justin , taken far too young. He was great company, a fine player and manager with so much to look forward to. Condolences to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/ur0hoWRgJo
— Cliff Jones (@Cliff_Jones11) June 8, 2019
Totally devastated a wonderful man Justin, I will always cherish the memories we had in Madrid and working at spurs and other events together. So sorry to all his family and @SpursOfficial @leytonorientfc 1991 will live will us spurs fans forever in which you played so amazing
— Graham Roberts (@GrahamRoberts4) June 8, 2019
Devistatated to hear the very sad and tragic news regarding Justin. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this extremely difficult time. pic.twitter.com/qwdTh5ej47
— Glenn Hoddle (@GlennHoddle) June 8, 2019
Devestated, A sad ,sad, day, a truly great person , will be sadly missed by all .My thoughts are with all the Family x RIP mate ??
— Steve Sedgley (@COYSBuilders) June 8, 2019
Justin Edinburgh ….deeply shocked, deeply saddened… RIP my friend, I shall miss you ?
One death too many from cardiovascular disease, a silent global epidemic…
— David Ginola (@teamginola) June 8, 2019
We are shocked and saddened to hear of Justin Edinburgh's passing.
Our condolences and thoughts are with Justin's loved ones and everyone at both Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient.
Rest in peace, Justin. https://t.co/ul5lDgjKus
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) June 8, 2019
All at West Ham United are deeply saddened by the passing of @leytonorientfc manager Justin Edinburgh. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and everyone who knew him at this sad time.
— West Ham United (@WestHamUtd) June 8, 2019
Shocked to hear the news of Justin Edinburgh who passed today at the young age of 49. He was a great player and a good man. My love & thoughts to his family, may he rest in peace ?? pic.twitter.com/ozbzbF8pOn
— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) June 8, 2019
Absolutely devastated to hear that my friend an ex teammate Justin Edinburgh has past away today my thoughts and prayers are with Kerri, Charlie, Cydnie and family Rest In Peace mate ? @leytonorientfc #Legend #spurs pic.twitter.com/EIPbeXxman
— Neil Ruddock (@RealRazor) June 8, 2019
Absolutely shocking news about the death of Justin Edinburgh. Taken far too young. Thoughts go out to his family.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) June 8, 2019
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