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ITV World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim forced off air after mother was killed by a truck

ITV World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim was forced off air after learning her mother had been killed by a truck: Heartbroken star says she’s ‘lost the most important person’ in her life after ‘sudden’ tragedy

World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim has revealed her mother’s sudden death caused her to abruptly leave during ITV’s coverage of a live game. 

Viewers noticed how the women’s football star and refugee, 34, had been part of broadcaster’s coverage of Denmark’s goalless draw with Tunisia on Tuesday, but was no longer present in the studio after the final whistle.

ITV confirmed she had left the studio early, but refused to elaborate further before the news broke on Wednesday afternoon. 

The analyst confirmed today she was forced to suddenly leave as her mother was killed by a truck while on her way back from the gym.

 ITV ‘s World Cup pundit Nadia Nadim has revealed her mother has died after being killed by a truck while on her way back from the gym

The Afghan football star and former refugee is pictured with her mother (right) before her passing

The Afghan football star and former refugee is pictured with her mother (right) before her passing

Nadia revealed the tragic news on her Instagram page today (pictured)

Nadia revealed the tragic news on her Instagram page today (pictured)

Viewers noticed how the women's football star and refugee, 34, had been part of broadcaster's coverage of Denmark's goalless draw with Tunisia on Tuesday, but was no longer present in the studio after the final whistle

 Viewers noticed how the women’s football star and refugee, 34, had been part of broadcaster’s coverage of Denmark’s goalless draw with Tunisia on Tuesday, but was no longer present in the studio after the final whistle

Taking to Instagram, the former Manchester City and PSG forward wrote: ‘Tuesday morning my Mother was killed by a truck. She was on her way back from the gym. 

‘Words can not describe what I’m feeling. I have lost the most important person in my life and it happened so sudden and unexpected.

‘She was only 57. She was a warrior who had fought for every inch of her life. She didn’t give me life once but twice, and everything I/ we are is because of her.

‘I have lost my home and I know nothings gonna ever feel the same. Life is unfair and I don’t understand why her and why this way. I love you and I will see you again.’

Nadim added: ‘Her funeral is going to be soon… please come and show her the love, respect and prayers she deserves.’ 

It is still not clear where Nadia’s mother was killed. 

Taking to Instagram , the former Manchester City and PSG forward wrote: 'Tuesday morning my Mother was killed by a truck. She was on her way back from the gym'

Taking to Instagram , the former Manchester City and PSG forward wrote: ‘Tuesday morning my Mother was killed by a truck. She was on her way back from the gym’

Nadia's social media pages are full of adoring pictures of her mother

Nadia’s social media pages are full of adoring pictures of her mother

Born in Herat in the north east of Afghanistan, Nadia was raised in the country until her father, an army general, was executed by the Taliban in 2000

Born in Herat in the north east of Afghanistan, Nadia was raised in the country until her father, an army general, was executed by the Taliban in 2000

She and her family fled her country of birth and settled in Denmark at age 11, where she launched her football career inside a refugee camp

She and her family fled her country of birth and settled in Denmark at age 11, where she launched her football career inside a refugee camp

Born in Herat in the north east of Afghanistan, Nadia was raised in the country until her father, an army general, was executed by the Taliban in 2000. 

She and her family fled her country of birth and settled in Denmark at age 11, where she launched her football career inside a refugee camp.

During her international career, she has played for Denmark almost 100 times. She is widely renowned as the greatest female Afghan footballer of all time.

Nadia also speaks more than eight languages and qualified as a doctor in January. 

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