A 20-year-old soccer player from Northampton, England died suddenly on Monday morning. The reasons for his death remain undisclosed at this time.
Luke Abrahams was a healthy athlete who tragically passed away at a very young age, prompting an outpouring of sympathy and support for those who lost their loved one far too soon. Many tributes were also posted to social media by friends, teammates, and soccer teams that Abrahams played for.
Hunsbury Hawks FC, a former team of Abrahams’, posted a tribute to him, saying, “It is with the greatest sadness that we had to say goodbye to Luke this week. He was a great player but an even better friend to us all. He started it all for the Hawks and we wouldn’t be here without him.”
It is with the greatest sadness that we had to say goodbye to Luke this week. He was a great player but an even better friend to us all. He started it all for the Hawks and we wouldn’t be here without him.
Till we see you again,
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Rest Easy up there buddy,
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— Hunsbury Hawks FC (@HunsburyHawksFC) January 24, 2023
Bilsworth FC, another team Abrahams played for, also posted a tribute. They said, “The club is devastated to hear of the passing of one of our development players, 20-year-old Luke Abrahams. Our thoughts are very much with Luke’s family and friends.”
The Optimist pub, where Luke worked, posted a tribute to him on its Facebook page:
“Luke was an amazing colleague but more importantly an amazing person. Luke was part of the team here at The Optimist for nearly two years and I’m sure delivered a fantastic experience for you all. Our thoughts go out to Luke’s family during this challenging time. RIP you amazing young man.”
Abrahams’ friends started a Go Fund Me page to support his family and help give him “the best send-off possible.”
Jamie Podkowka, one of the fundraiser organizers, wrote on the Go Fund Me page:
“Luke was an incredible human being, full of life and love that I had the pleasure of knowing… From what I know of Luke’s short stay, I know it was an eventful one. I’ll miss the re-run version of events on a Sunday afternoon from his wild Saturday nights… Richard, Julie and Jake [Luke’s mom, dad, and younger brother] would never ask of anything from anybody and I know no amount of money will ease the pain of their loss but I know Luke was loved by many and I certainly know that I still owed him a pint back.”
The fundraiser page, whose initial goal was £5,000 has already raised £8,810.