Tributes paid to young Saints fan who died suddenly

Tributes paid to young Saints fan who died suddenly

Tributes paid to young Saints fan who died suddenly

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Tributes have poured in for a popular Saints supporter who died suddenly.

Kevin Sadler, who was born in Millbrook, passed away aged 31.

The father-of-three lived in Stoke with his children and fiancé, Kerry James, but continued to be an avid follower of Southampton Football Club.

Despite living hundreds of miles away, the former Millbrook School pupil was well known among Saints fans, due to his activity on online football forums and social networking websites.

Saints left back Luke Shaw led the tributes to Mr Sadler on Twitter, tweeting to his 31,600 followers: “Rip Kev Sadler.”

Lifelong Saints supporter and The Pink columnist, Daren Wheeler, said: “I knew Kevin through the internet like a lot of people did because he created quite a few pages about Saints. He was besotted with the club.

“He was a young dad with kids – 31 is no age at all. It puts everything in perspective.

“I never actually met him in person but I spoke to him over the phone and he was a lovely man – just a nice friendly guy. He always had time for people and he never upset anyone. It’s so sad.”

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5:15am Fri 1 Feb 13 Lockssmart says…

A minutes applause at the next match please.

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11:53am Fri 1 Feb 13 RED & WHITE..RED & WHITE says…

Thoughts to his family left behind RIP

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12:14pm Fri 1 Feb 13 forever a saint says…

condolensces to kevins sure he will be sharing stories with Marcus Liebherr..telling him how well saints are doing.RIP Kevin

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8:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13 poults says…

kevs passing was a huge shock for everyone who knew him all of us on kevs page are struggling to come to terms with what has happened rip m8

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8:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13 bullsbags says…

3 points for Kevin tomorrow please and i deffo think a min applause at the city game would be very fitting

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10:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13 shaun_inuk says…

Kevin is my nephew and it really is gratifying that so much love is shown by fellow Saints fans. Togetherasone

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4:16pm Sat 2 Feb 13 Rainyday says…

RIP Kevin and my thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You can now have a kick around with all the greats that are up there.

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7:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13 kfc1953 says…

Heaven has gained another Saint.Thoughts and prayers to the family/

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8:25pm Sat 2 Feb 13 Cho5en says…

RIP,still can't believe you've gone. Our loss is Heaven's gain. Always in my heart mate. :( x

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