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Swans Legend Kevin Austin Dies Aged 45

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The club says they are 'deeply saddened' by his death

Swansea City say they are 'desperately saddened' following the death of former club defender Kevin Austin, at the age of 45.

London-born Austin made 150 appearances for the the Swans between 2004 and 2008, while he also won seven international caps for Trinidad & Tobago.

He passed away on Friday night, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year.

Austin's family say Swansea City always had a special place in his heart.

A huge favourite with Swans fans, Austin helped the club win promotion from League Two in their final year at Vetch Field, 2004-05.

He was also part of the squad that lifted the League One title under Roberto Martinez in 2007-08, as well as the 2006 Football League Trophy.

Austin also played for Leyton Orient, Lincoln City, Barnsley, Brentford, Cambridge United, Kettering Town, Bristol Rovers, Chesterfield, Darlington and Boston United.

 

The Swans said they have been in touch with Kevin’s family, who wished to convey that the club always had a special place in his heart.

They wanted to thank everyone for their kind words and support, but have requested that their privacy is respected at this sad time.

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