Ray Wilkins passes away aged 61

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Ray Wilkins has died aged 61 following a heart attack last week.

Wilkins enjoyed a glittering playing career, representing Chelsea, Manchester United and England. He also played for AC Milan and PSG.

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The midfielder was an assistant coach at Chelsea following his retirement and briefly caretaker boss.

He also appeared regularly on Sky Sports as a pundit.

The football world has been quick to pay tribute to the 61-year-old.

Chelsea posted on Twitter: “Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed.”

The PFA weighed in with a tribute, too: “It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we have learnt that former England midfielder Ray Wilkins has passed away, aged 61.

“The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the PFA are with his family and friends.”

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