League Two side Morecambe is mourning the death of their defender Christian Mbulu who passed on at the age of 23.
Morecambe confirmed the passing of their defender on Tuesday evening through their official Twitter handle.
"Everyone at Morecambe FC is deeply saddened to learn of Christian's death and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this very sad time," a statement from the club read.
"He was only 23 and the news of his sudden and untimely passing has been a shock to us all. Christian came to the club in January and proved to be an extremely popular member of the squad. His loss will be painfully felt by all who had the pleasure of knowing him."
"The club would ask everyone to respect Christian's family's privacy at this sad time."
Mbulu made seven appearances for Crewe after signing a short-term deal in October and signed for fellow League Two side Morecambe in January until the end of the season, making three appearances.
Everyone at Morecambe FC is deeply saddened to learn of Christian Mbulu’s death and would like to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends at this very sad time.— Morecambe FC (@ShrimpsOfficial) May 26, 2020