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Sky Blues to pay respects after sudden death of 15-year-old avid fan

Coventry Editorial 11th Aug, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

TRIBUTES have flooded in for a 15-year-old Coventry City fan who died suddenly on Sunday evening (August 9).

Fellow fans and friends have paid their respects to schoolboy and avid football fan Jayden Parsons, who died unexpectedly at his home at the weekend.

The 15-year-old, described as a ‘Block 15 regular’ was known by many at Coventry City games and had been a fan of the club since a young age.

In an official statement from CCFC, the club said it was saddened to learn of the death of one of its young supporters.

The club added: “Jayden was a loyal supporter of the club and held a season ticket for a number of years, as well as being a JSB throughout his childhood.

“He passed away suddenly on Sunday evening and as a mark of respect, the club will be holding a minute’s applause during the 15th minute during the Crewe Alexandra home fixture on Tuesday, August 18th, with kick-off at 7.45pm.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Jayden’s family at this incredibly sad time.”

Respects for the youngster have poured in on CCFC fan sites, forums and on social media.

Sky Blues defender, Ryan Haynes, who posed for a photo with Jayden earlier this year shared his condolences on Twitter, saying: “Sorry to hear, thoughts go out to his family and friends.”

Jayden’s mother, Kellie Parsons, co-owns Vanity beauty nails tanning salon on Dawlish Drive in Stivichall, which has been closed today (Tuesday).

Leading the tributes, the Kellie’s co-workers Shelly and Lyn said: “It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of Kellie’s beautiful son Jayden.

“As can be understood Kellie, Mark and the family need time to grieve.”

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