England, Chelsea legend Wilkins dies at 61

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Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins has died in hospital aged 61 after
suffering a heart attack and fall last week, his family have

Wilkins was placed into an induced coma and remained in
critical condition at St George’s Hospital until he died on
Wednesday morning.

“It is with great sadness that we
announce that Raymond Colin
Wilkins passed away this morning,” a family statement read.

“We’d like to thank St George’s staff for the amazing work they’ve done to care for our beloved Ray.

“We’d also like to say thank you for the many goodwill messages we’ve received from Ray’s
friends, colleagues, and members of the public.

“We’re asking for privacy at this difficult time.”

Wilkins played for Chelsea, Manchester United, Milan, QPR and Rangers in a professional career that lasted 24 years and yielded 84 England caps.

He also enjoyed two spells as assistant manager at Stamford Bridge, where he remained a regular presence on matchdays long after
his dismissal in November 2010.

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