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Former Tottenham defender, Justin Edinburgh, dies at the age of 49

Former Tottenham defender and Leyton Orient manager, Justin Edinburgh has passed away at the age of 49.

Edinburgh had traveled to Spain over the weekend to watch the Champions League Final with his friends and other former players.

However, Edinburgh was rushed to hospital on Monday after falling ill unexpectedly.

Leyton Orient released an official statement on Saturday via Twitter and it read:

It is with profound and utmost sadness that Leyton Orient announces its manager Justin Edinburgh has passed away.

Orient chairman Nigel Travis said:

We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy.

All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the Club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments.

The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible, but more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever.

Edinburgh led Orient to promotion back to the Football League in 2018-19, winning the National League.

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