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Claude AFTV 2021 Former AFTV favourite Claude Callegari tragically dies as Arsenal .

Claude AFTV 2021 Former AFTV favourite Claude Callegari tragically dies as Arsenal .
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Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:00:00 +0100

Former AFTV favourite Claude Callegari has tragically died at the age of 58

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Claude was a regular on the popular YouTube channel before leaving last ye

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Former AFTV favourite Claude Callegari has tragically died at the age of 58.

Claude was a regular on the popular YouTube channel before leaving last year during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement from his official Twitter account, ‘Claude and the Bansta’s’, 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.”

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.

pic.twitter.com/GULZVXxsah

— CLAUDE AND THE BANSTA'S (@ClaudeBanstas) March 30, 2021

Claude was an ever-present on AFTV, which was founded in 2012, along with DT, Ty and presenter Robbie Lyle.

He was a popular guest with regular rants on Arsenal and the team’s shortfalls, and was famed online for telling Arsene Wenger, ‘IT’S TIME TO GO’.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright led the tributes to Claude on social media, AFTV also posted a lengthy tribute to one of their original contributes.

RIP Claude 🙏🏾❤️

— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) March 30, 2021

Absolutely Arsenal Mad he was and I loved our debates! This is such sad news ⚽️❤️ R.I.E.P Claude 🙏🏿⭐️😔

— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) March 30, 2021

An AFTV statement read: “We are absolutely devastated today to learn of the death of Claude Callegari, one of the channel’s most popular contributors.

“Claude was a much loved figure during his time on the channel and through his passion for Arsenal was able to connect with fans from around the globe on a meaningful level.

“We had continued to privately support Claude during his time away from the channel during the pandemic and the news of his passing comes as a deep shock to everyone at AFTV and in the wider Arsenal community.

“We will not be publishing any content on our platform over the next few days whilst we come to terms with the news of his passing.

“R.I.P Claude Callegari | Father, Grand Father, Friend And A Proud Arsenal Fan.”

We are absolutely devastated today to learn of the death of Claude Callegari, one of the channel’s most popular contributors.

— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) March 30, 2021

I honestly don’t know what to say, as a likeminded, passionate, and fiery Arsenal fan we clashed many a time.

But there were some really good times, he was the Godfather to all of us.

I honestly hope you’re at peace now, Claude, thank you for the many fun times together R.I.P pic.twitter.com/94b5lenLzB

— MR DT (@MrDtAFC) March 30, 2021

You showed me love from the get go, made my misses feel comfortable when she came to events and always shows my kids love.

I hope you are finally at peace godfather,

RIP Legend 😢💔👑 pic.twitter.com/4m8KsZhKNs

— The People’s Champ 💯🤟🏽 (@TroopzAFC) March 30, 2021

Meanwhile, Arsenal showed their respects to Claude by tweeting: “Sending our condolences to Claude’s family, friends and everyone who cherished him.

“His passion for the club was undeniable and he will be missed.”

Lyle wrote: “Claude had a heart of gold.

I remember when he joined me on my walk around London Premier League grounds to raise money and awareness for Prostate Cancer UK.

I didn’t have to ask him he just came.

RIP Claude.”

Everton winger Yannick Bolasie also wrote on social media: “RIP Claude AFTV Certiii condolences to all his family, while there were shows of support from other fans outside of Arsenal.

RIP Claude 🙏🏿 AFTV Certiii 📺🍿😅 condolences to all his family

— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) March 30, 2021

Such sad news to hear about the passing of Claude this morning.

Whenever we crossed paths he was an absolute gentleman and someone who had an unbelievable passion for his club.

A reminder to look yourselves and others.

RIP Claude from Paul, Chris and everyone at Redmen TV.

♥️

— The Redmen TV (@TheRedmenTV) March 30, 2021

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.

— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) March 30, 2021

Very sad to hear that Claude has passed away, We have worked together quite a few times & always loved the Banter we had when doing match previews.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends at this sad time.

RIP Claude ❤️ x pic.twitter.com/zrTZ0pmQYc

— West Ham Fan TV (@westhamfantv) March 30, 2021

Horrific news about, Claude.

I didn’t know him well, we met only a handful of times.

But I think this tweet from 2018 gives an insight into the character of the man.

A really sad day.

RIP.

https://t.co/TmzclRwthb

— Rory Jennings 🍊 (@Chelsearory) March 30, 2021

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

Claude was known for his passionate rants on the YouTube channel formerly known as Arsenal Fan TV

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Former AFTV contributor Claude Callegari has passed away aged 58, with ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell and Middlesbrough’s Yannick Bolasie among those to offer their condolences.

Callegari rose to prominence with his passionate rants on AFTV, formerly known as Arsenal Fan TV, a popular YouTube channel which currently has 1.32m subscribers and regularly dissects the Premier League club’s performances.

A statement on Callegari’s Twitter account on Tuesday confirmed his death.

It 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, March 29.

“RIP dear friend, gone but never forgotten.

Gooner for life.”

AFTV said Callegari was a “much loved” figure, whom they were “privately” supporting after he was removed last year following a remark about Tottenham’s Son Heung-min.

“We are absolutely devastated today to learn of the death of Claude Callegari, one of the channel’s most popular contributors,” AFTV said on Twitter.

“Claude was a much loved figure during his time on the channel and through his passion for Arsenal was able to connect with fans from around the globe on a meaningful level.

“We had continued to privately support Claude during his time away from the channel during the pandemic and the news of his passing comes as a deep shock to everyone at AFTV and in the wider Arsenal community.”

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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Absolutely Arsenal Mad he was and I loved our debates! This is such sad news ⚽️❤️ R.I.E.P Claude ????????⭐️????

Guys I’m a fan of AFTV and everyone involved so don’t take negatives from things, he was known for being onscreen so I said his fav line of mine….guys a legend! ???????? and had me glued after games

Had the pleasure of meeting Claude at my flat last year with @1MickyHazard and @rocketrichman @abbi_summers @thenewtommitch he was a wonderful guy and real laugh I know he had some personal problems but he had an amazing heart and rivalries aside we had a great evening.

Rip mate

Ex-Arsenal striker Campbell said he was “shocked” by the news, while former Tottenham and Chelsea striker Graham Roberts said Callegari had an “amazing heart” when meeting him last year.

Troopz, who worked alongside Callegari at AFTV, said: “You showed me love from the get go, made my misses feel comfortable when she came to events and always shows my kids love.

I hope you are finally at peace godfather.”

You showed me love from the get go, made my misses feel comfortable when she came to events and always shows my kids love.

I hope you are finally at peace godfather,

RIP Legend ???????????? pic.twitter.com/4m8KsZhKNs

AFTV’s Moh Haider said Callegari “was an unbelievably passionate Arsenal man and was brilliantly witty”.

Haider added: “Unfortunately in a world where people take more pride in being ‘savage’ than being nice, he had his ups and downs.

“I really hope that Claude passed away peacefully and painlessly, and my condolences go out to all of his family, friends, fans and all of the millions of people who smiled because of Claude.”

Really sad to hear that Claude has passed away.
Claude was an unbelievably passionate ⁦@Arsenal⁩ man & was brilliantly witty, but unfortunately in a world where people take more pride in being ‘savage’ than being nice, he had his ups and downs.
I really hope that Claude… pic.twitter.com/AH2WBfs6qf

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