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Tributes paid to young Southampton fan Kevin Sadler who died suddenly

5:00am Friday 1st February 2013

Tributes paid to young Saints fan who died suddenly

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.”

Comments(9)

Comments(9)

Lockssmart says...
5:15am Fri 1 Feb 13

A minutes applause at the next match please.

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

Thoughts to his family left behind RIP

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

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

poults says...
8:10pm Fri 1 Feb 13

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

bullsbags says...
8:44pm Fri 1 Feb 13

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

shaun_inuk says...
10:40pm Fri 1 Feb 13

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

Rainyday says...
4:16pm Sat 2 Feb 13

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.

kfc1953 says...
7:41pm Sat 2 Feb 13

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

Cho5en says...
8:25pm Sat 2 Feb 13

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

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