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Popular International Athlete Dies Suddenly At 29

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A well-liked international athlete has tragically died at the age of 29 this week.

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Tom Edwards, the captain of the Selby RUFC rugby team, died suddenly last week.

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The 29-year-old rugby star passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. His team released a statement on the tragic death.

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"Selby RUFC is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of First XV Captain Tom Edwards. 

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Tom, aged 29, passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. 

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Tom was popular and well-loved across all ages within the club. He will be sadly missed," the statement reads. 

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"...As you will appreciate, this is a time of great distress to the families of Tom and his fiancée and we are sure your thoughts and prayers are with them in their time of great loss."

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Games set to be played last weekend were canceled as a result of the tragedy.Our thoughts are with Tom's friends and family members.