Cardiff City legend Peter Whittingham dies aged 35 after horrific fall down stairs

Whittingham spent ten years playing for Cardiff City (PA Images)
Whittingham spent ten years playing for Cardiff City (PA Images)
18:14pm, Thu 19 Mar 2020
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Cardiff City legend Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35.

The Nuneaton-born midfielder was in intensive care in hospital after suffering a horrific fall down the stairs of a pub on March 7.

And today the club announced that the player who spent ten years with them from 2007 to 2017, had sadly passed away.

The club released a statement which read: "It is with an immeasurable amount of sorrow that we must inform supporters that Peter Whittingham has passed away at the age of 35. We are heartbroken.

"The news of Peter's sudden and untimely passing has shaken us to our very foundation. Our love goes out to his wife Amanda, their young son and family.

"They are at the forefront of our thoughts and, on their behalf, we ask for their privacy to be respected at this unfathomably cruel and difficult time.

"First and foremost, Peter was a family man - and somebody who could light up a room with his sense of humour, warmth and personality.

"Then, as a professional footballer - as a Bluebird - he excelled with talent, ease, grace and humility. Nobody did it better.

"The loss of Peter will be painfully felt by our city, supporters and indeed all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. We love you Pete and your memory will eternally stay with us."

Whittingham also played 17 times for England's Under 21 set-up as well as enjoying spells at Aston Villa, Burnley, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers.

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