Former Flying Eagles of Nigeria goalkeeper Raymond King has passed away at the age of 52.
According to his friend and former teammate Tajudeen Disu, King died on Monday at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.
Akwa Ibom indigene Raymond King had reportedly been battling with partial stroke and memory loss prompting his admission at the State Hospital in the Ijaye area of Abeokuta in Ogun State.
He was thereafter transferred to the Ikorodu General Hospital before being moved to LASUTH.
Speaking earlier on Monday about King’s death via Punch, Disu said: “He was transferred from the State Hospital, Abeokuta to Ikorodu General Hospital yesterday (Sunday) when his condition was not improving. The news got to the Lagos State Commissioner for Health; he directed that King should be taken to LASUTH for better treatment.”
“On Monday evening, he got to LASUTH but we were initially told that there was no electricity to commence treatment. But when they eventually set up their equipment to treat him, he was already struggling to breathe and he later died.
“Raymond was part of us and we tried to get the best of treatment for him but he has left us.” he concluded.