Marvin Morgan: Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku leads the tributes to ‘brother’ after death aged 38


Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku and Aston Villa’s Ashley Young lead the tributes to Marvin Morgan, a former footballer who became a fashion designer to the stars, after his death aged just 38

  • Former Football League striker Marvin Morgan died at the age of just 38
  • Tributes flooded in from the world of football for the popular former player
  • Outside of football, Morgan had a thriving clothing company, ‘Fresh Ego Kid’
  • Chelsea star Romelu Lukaku and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wore it 
  • Aston Villa’s Ashley Young was among those left ‘lost for words’ at the news
  • West Ham midfielder Declan Rice was ‘totally shocked’ to hear about Morgan 











Some of football’s biggest stars have paid tribute to former Football League striker and fashion designer Marvin Morgan, who has died aged 38. 

Morgan played for 17 clubs during his football career but was most active at Aldershot Town and Shrewsbury Town between 2008 and 2013.

It was Morgan’s fashion brand, called ‘Fresh Ego Kid’, that saw him strike up relationships with several Premier League stars including Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and news of his death stunned the footballing world.  

Lukaku, who described it as ‘s**t news’, posted on his Instagram story: ‘This is some s**t news man… RIP my brother you will be missed.’ 

Villa winger Ashley Young wrote: ‘Sorry to hear the sad sad news this morning about Marv. I’m lost for words, to think we was just joking the other week. RIP BRO.’

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice added: ‘One of the most clean hearted, happy, loving person you could meet! Totally shocked, RIP @MarvinNMorgan’  

Former Shrewsbury Town striker Marvin Morgan (pictured, right) has died at the age of 38

Romelu Lukaku has previously been seen wearing Morgan's 'Fresh Ego Kid' designs

England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has also worn the clothing range

Morgan became a popular fashion designer and his ‘Fresh Ego Kid’ designs catered to Premier League stars such as Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku (left) and Man United’s Harry Maguire (right)

Lukaku penned a short tribute on Instagram: 'This is some s**t news man... RIP my brother'

Lukaku penned a short tribute on Instagram: ‘This is some s**t news man… RIP my brother’

Aston Villa winger Ashley Young was 'lost for words' as he penned a tribute to Morgan

Aston Villa winger Ashley Young was ‘lost for words’ as he penned a tribute to Morgan

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice said he was 'totally shocked' by the news about Morgan

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice said he was ‘totally shocked’ by the news about Morgan

Former Chelsea youngster Izzy Brown, now at Preston, added: ‘Rest in paradise @MarvinNMorgan praying for your family right now!’ 

Jermaine McGlashan was a young player finding his way in the game when he arrived at Aldershot and he saw Morgan as a mentor. 

In his emotional tribute, McGlashan wrote: ‘This one hit me. Took me under your wing when I first signed for Aldershot, was a pleasure playing with you & sharing all them memories. 

‘Remember sitting on the coach talking about starting a clothing line & discussing names. My bro rest up, you’ve left a legacy.’

Former Newport striker Aaron O’Connor added a statement of his own, adding: ‘RIP @MarvinNMorgan @FRESHEGOKID. This life is mad.’

Former Chelsea academy star Izzy Brown was left devastated at the news of Morgan's death

Former Chelsea academy star Izzy Brown was left devastated at the news of Morgan’s death

Jermaine McGlashan saw Morgan as a mentor when he arrived as a youngster at Aldershot

Jermaine McGlashan saw Morgan as a mentor when he arrived as a youngster at Aldershot

Former Newport County striker Aaron O'Connor said 'life is mad' in his tribute to Morgan

Former Newport County striker Aaron O’Connor said ‘life is mad’ in his tribute to Morgan

Hendon, one of his former clubs, tweeted: ‘We are shocked to have learned this morning of the passing of Marvin Morgan at the age of just 38 years old.

‘Marvin joined us at the start of the 2018-19 season and had a big influence in his 7 appearances. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and loved ones today.’ 

Morgan, who was born in Manchester, began his footballing career with Wealdstone back in 2000. 

While he eventually made it into the Football League with Aldershot, fashion became a major focus in the later years of his career and he became a huge hit with Premier League stars.

Arsenal pair Emile Smith Rowe and Ainsley Maitland-Niles as well as AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori are among the footballers to be have been seen wearing Morgan’s brand. 

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was one of the supporters of Morgan's Fresh Ego Kid brand

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was one of the supporters of Morgan’s Fresh Ego Kid brand

Morgan, pictured playing for Hornchurch in 2019, was a popular figure for his fashion work

Morgan, pictured playing for Hornchurch in 2019, was a popular figure for his fashion work

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