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Former Premier League Striker Kevin Campbell Dies at 54

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Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell has sadly died aged 54, Goal reports.

Having previously been admitted to hospital in May, few details were shared of Campbell’s illness.

Both Everton and Arsenal shared short statements wishing him the best, but it has now been confirmed by former Nottingham Forest teammate Mark Crossley that the former striker has passed away.

Crossley released a statement on social media platform X, saying: “Life can be so cruel at times Absolutely devastated with news of my ex forest team mate Kevin Campbell’s passing, a true gentleman, a great player, a shining light of a dressing room, fun loving guy, thoughts are with all his family and friends. RIP mate 😢❤️🙏”

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Kevin Campbell had a notable football career with several highlights, having been part of Arsenal’s 1990/91 League Championship winning team and he scored a hat-trick in the FA Youth Cup final in 1988.

He played a key role in Arsenal’s FA Cup and Coca-Cola Cup victories in 1993.

Campbell contributed to Arsenal’s European Cup Winners’ Cup win in 1994.

He began his career as a trainee with Arsenal, joining the club on schoolboy forms in 1985 and was prolific for Arsenal’s Academy, scoring 59 goals in one season.

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