Claude Callegari’s household have confirmed that the previous AFTV favorite died of ‘pure causes’.
Claude, who was was a daily on the favored YouTube channel earlier than leaving final 12 months in the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, tragically died aged 58 earlier this week.
In a publish written on social media, his household have now confirmed the reason for his dying and thanked followers for his or her ‘ongoing assist’.
“My household and I wish to thank everybody for his or her ongoing assist and type phrases throughout this extraordinarily distressing time,” the publish learn.
“I’m now in a position to formally verify that my father handed away from pure causes referring to his well being.”
“I hope this may guarantee an finish to any hypothesis relating to the matter and our privateness can proceed to be revered while we make preparations for his funeral. Thanks.”
Claude was an ever-present on AFTV, which was based in 2012, together with DT, Ty and presenter Robbie Lyle.
He was a well-liked visitor with common rants on Arsenal and the group’s shortfalls, and was famed on-line for telling Arsene Wenger, ‘IT’S TIME TO GO’.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright led the tributes to Claude on social media, AFTV additionally posted a prolonged tribute to considered one of their unique contributes.
An AFTV assertion learn: “We’re completely devastated at the moment to be taught of the dying of Claude Callegari, one of many channel’s hottest contributors.
“Claude was a a lot liked determine throughout his time on the channel and thru his ardour for Arsenal was in a position to join with followers from across the globe on a significant stage.
“We had continued to privately assist Claude throughout his time away from the channel in the course of the pandemic and the information of his passing comes as a deep shock to everybody at AFTV and within the wider Arsenal group.
“We is not going to be publishing any content material on our platform over the following few days while we come to phrases with the information of his passing.
“R.I.P Claude Callegari | Father, Grand Father, Buddy And A Proud Arsenal Fan.”
In the meantime, Arsenal confirmed their respects to Claude by tweeting: “Sending our condolences to Claude’s household, associates and everybody who cherished him.
“His ardour for the membership was plain and he will likely be missed.”
Lyle wrote: “Claude had a coronary heart of gold. I bear in mind when he joined me on my stroll round London Premier League grounds to lift cash and consciousness for Prostate Most cancers UK. I didn’t must ask him he simply got here. RIP Claude.”
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie additionally wrote on social media: “RIP Claude AFTV Certiii condolences to all his household, whereas there have been reveals of assist from different followers exterior of Arsenal.