Claude Callegari’s family confirms Arsenal Fan TV star died of natural causes in statement thanking fans for their ‘continued support’
- Claude Callegari’s family has confirmed that he died of natural causes
- The former Arsenal Fan TV star passed away on the afternoon of March 29
- Claude, 58, was a regular on the channel and was popular with fans
- A family statement thanked fans Thursday night for their ‘continued support’
The family of former AFTV favorite Claude Callegari has confirmed that the 58-year-old died of natural causes.
Claude, who was a regular on the popular Arsenal fans’ YouTube channel last year, tragically passed away earlier this week.
On Thursday night, Claude’s family released a statement on Twitter confirming the cause of his death, before thanking fans for their “ continued support. ”
Claude Callegari, of Arsenal Fan TV fame, died of ‘natural causes’, his family has confirmed
“My family and I would like to thank everyone for their continued support and kind words during this extremely difficult time,” the statement read.
‘I can now officially confirm that my father passed away from natural causes related to his health.
I hope this will put an end to any speculation on the matter and that our privacy can continue to be respected while we make arrangements for his funeral. Thank you’.
Callegari was a regular on the YouTube channel and passed away earlier this week
The 58-year-old’s family shared a statement on Thursday confirming Callegari’s cause of death
The 58-year-old has been an ever-present on the channel, which has over a million subscribers, from when it was first founded in 2012.
Callegari famously contributed to the platform with his passionate rants about Arsenal’s performances and went viral for saying to former manager Arsene Wenger, ‘It’s time to go’.
There was concern for Callegari’s well-being online after he tweeted to a troll, ‘No one is forcing you to look at it, don’t worry, I’ll disappear soon to see my mom then you can all be happy’.
Tributes have come in for Callegari, with Arsenal legend Ian Wright leading the popular fan’s condolences, while comedian Matt Lucas called him a ‘legend’.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright led the tribute to the popular fan, posting a love heart emoji
Ex-Arsenal forward Kevin Campbell was among those who quickly offered his condolences to the family
Former Everton and Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie expressed condolences to the expert
Actor Matt Lucas, a prominent Arsenal fan, tweeted his message for ‘legend’ Callegari
An AFTV statement read: ‘We are absolutely devastated today by 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 his passion for Arsenal allowed him to connect with fans from all over the world on a meaningful level.
We had continued to 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 for the next few days, while accepting news of his passing.
RIP Claude Callegari | Father, grandfather, friend and a proud Arsenal fan. ‘