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Stephen Keshi Nigeria's Football Legend Dies At 54

Nigeria’s football legend, Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi, has died at the age of 54. Nigerians and fans of football all over the world are have been mourning the sudden death of Keshi. Keshi suffered a heart attack and died on his way to the hospital around 3:00 a.m. on Wednesday in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

According reports, Keshi was not ill, but was still grieving the death of his wife Nkem Kemi Keshi who lost her battle with cancer last December.

In a statement released by Emmanuel Ado, brother and aide to the late Mr. Keshi, he stated: “With thanksgiving to God, the Ogbuenyi Fredrick Keshi family of Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of Delta State, announces the death of Mr. Stephen Okechukwu Chinedu Keshi’.

“Our son, brother, father, father-in-law, brother-in-law, has gone to be with his wife of 35 years (Nkem ), Mrs. Kate Keshi, who passed on on the 9th December 2015.

“Since her death, Keshi has been in mourning. He came back to Nigeria to be with her. He had planned to fly back today (Wednesday), before he suffered a cardiac arrest. He has found rest.”

The remains of the football legend has been moved to a private mortuary in Benin City.

RIP Stephen Keshi. It's so sad. He always looked calm. Nobody knew how depressed he was. I wish he stayed strong after losing his wife. He was just preparing to relocate to the U.S and suddenly he died. Oh death! You have a script for every passing. All to make us feel the worse pain ever.

RIP Football Legend Stephen Keshi

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