World Shocked by MLS Player Anton Walkes’ Tragic Death at 25
MLS player Anton Walkes’ cause of death was revealed on January 19, 2023, and shocked the football world. Walkes is dead after a boat accident in Florida, his team confirmed.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said in a statement that after a two-vessel crash near Miami Marine Stadium, Walkes was found unconscious, transported to shore, and given CPR by Miami Fire Rescue.
Anton, who was driving one of the boats at the time of the accident, was taken to a nearby hospital where he later passed away from injuries, the statement said.
The investigation is still active and no further information is available at present time, they said.
“Everyone at Tepper Sports and Entertainment is devastated by the tragic passing of Anton Walkes,” Charlotte FC owner David Tepper said in a club statement.
“He was a tremendous son, father, partner and team-mate whose joyous approach to life touched everyone he met. Anton made those around him better people in all areas of life and represented Charlotte FC to the highest standard both on and off the pitch.
“He will be greatly missed by many and our thoughts and prayers are with Anton’s family during this heartbreaking time. The club offers its full support to all those impacted during this period of mourning,” Trepper added.
Anton Charles Walkes February 8, 1997, in Lewisham, London, England. He graduated from the prestigious Tottenham Hotspur Academy in 2017.
He began his club career with Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur, In 2017, Walkes was loaned to Atlanta United. In August, Walkes’ loan was extended until the end of the 2017 season.
Walkes was loaned out to League One club Portsmouth, playing the remainder of the 2017–18 season. He signed by Portsmouth permanently in July 2018.
Anton spent two further seasons with Portsmouth, and then returned to Atlanta United in January 2020. Walkes was signed by Charlotte FC in 2022, where he remained until his passing a year later.
While Anton might have always been a stand-out player, he decided to move to the United States to follow his dreams on a bigger stage, a decision he ultimately did not regret.
Story of Anton Walkes’ Cause of Death at Young Age
Charlotte FC defender Anton Walkes’ cause of death was reported in a statement shared by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. May the young star rest in peace.
It has been reported that Anton died in a tragic boating accident in Miami at just 25 years old. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said that Anton was found unconscious on Wednesday after two boats collided near Miami Marine Stadium.
Miami Fire Rescue tried CPR before the young star was hospitalized in critical condition but was confirmed dead on Thursday.
After the sad news of Anton Walkes’ death was revealed, his friends and fans quickly flooded social media with tribute messages. Many fans also took to Twitter to pay Pigonant tributes to him.
“There are no words to describe the sorrow of everyone in Major League Soccer today after learning of the tragic passing of Anton Walkes of Charlotte FC,” read a Major League Soccer statement.
“Anton was a talented and dedicated player who was loved by his teammates and fans. We extend our deepest condolences to his partner, family, friends, and the entire Charlotte FC family.”
“MLS is coordinating with Charlotte FC to provide players and family members with the resources and support they may need during this tragic time.”
Charlotte’s sporting director Zoran Krneta said: “We are heartbroken from the loss of Anton Walkes, a truly incredible father, loving person, and outstanding human being.”
“Anton embodied what it means to be a part of Charlotte Football Club and our entire community is grieving over this tragedy. The impact he made in the locker room and throughout Charlotte will never be forgotten.
“We are thinking of his lovely family during this time and will support them fully in every way imaginable,” Krneta added.
His former team in Atlanta also shared a touching tribute on Twitter after hearing the news. “We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Anton Walkes.
“As inaugural member of Atlanta United, Anton was the epitome of a great teammate with a personality that lit up every room he entered. He will be deeply missed by all of those who knew them,” the statement said.
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