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Claude AFTV 2021 Arsenal news. Claude from AFTV has sadly passed away

Claude AFTV 2021 Arsenal news. Claude from AFTV has sadly passed away

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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0100

Former AFTV regular Claude Callegari has sadly passed away at the age of 58, it has been announced

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A statement on his Instagram page 'Gooner Claude' 

Former AFTV regular Claude Callegari has sadly passed away at the age of 58, it has been announced. 

A statement on his Instagram page ‘Gooner Claude’ read:

“We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.

“We ask that you please respect the privacy of Claude, his family and friends and be respectful at this extremely sad time. RIP dear friend, gone but never be forgotten.

Gooner for life.”

Before leaving the channel last year, Claude became a social media hit for brilliant moments like his “time to go!” rant about Arsene Wenger. 

Indeed, his passion for Arsenal was key to the rise of the popular YouTube channel, hosted by Robbie Lyle. 

Fans have been paying tribute, with Manchester United YouTuber Mark Goldbridge writing on Twitter:

“RIP Claude.

Lovely guy every time I met him and on football I always found his opinions genuine and from a place of pure passion for the club he loved.”

Flex added: 

“So upset to hear about the passing of Claude.

A genuine sole who loved his football and his team.

Always a pleasure to be around man..I’m stunned.”

Our thoughts are with his family and friends. 

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With permission from his father, Twitter account @ClaudeBanstas, writing as "Terry and Diesel", shared the sad news that Claude passed on 29 March, aged 58

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Last updated 11:55 AM, Tuesday March 30 2021 GMT+1

With permission from his father, Twitter account @ClaudeBanstas, writing as “Terry and Diesel”, shared the sad news that Claude passed on 29 March, aged 58.

Fans on social media paid tribute to the staunch Gooner.

We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.

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REST IN PERFECT PEACE DON CLAUDE, GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN.

The Joy and laughter you brought to countless people over the years through your interviews and larger than life personality cannot be understated :heart::heart: :broken_heart::broken_heart: :cry::cry: pic.twitter.com/97fVdlkJVO

So sad hearing the passing of Claude from AFTV.

Please respect his families privacy during this tough time.

:pray::heart: https://t.co/8nFte5dHEL

Shocked and saddened to heat the passing of Claude.

Our deepest sympathies go out to his family & friends.

Our collective hearts go out to you @ClaudeBanstas :heart:

What a guy.

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RIP Claude, absolutely devastated by the news, a proper passionate supporter and a genuine wonderful bloke who I had the absolute pleasure of doing content with multiple times, only 9 days ago we were doing preview shows for West Ham/Arsenal.
Life is too short, RIP my friend 😥 pic.twitter.com/Jb0Wj2bAvZ

This is awful.

First Heavy D, now Claude.

Gotta feel for AFTV man to lose two of their own within such a short space of time must have a devastating impact on everyone there :pensive: https://t.co/J1eVsPjX7P

A statement wrote: “We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.

undefinedundefined“We ask that you please respect the privacy of Claude, his family and friends and be respectful at this extremely sad time.

“RIP dear friend, gone but never be forgotten.

Gooner for life.

Terry & Diesel.”

Attending games home and away, Claude was a popular member of Arsenal fan channel ‘AFTV’ and was well known for his passionate rants and his “IT’S TIME TO GO!” catchphrase.

He has not been seen on the channel since July after an incident involving Spurs player Heung-Min Son saw him removed indefinitely.

Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

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