Tragedy for ex-Arsenal star, 27, as wife dies from cancer just three months after their wedding – as he pens emotional tribute to ‘most loving’ partner

  • Derby County star Josh Vickers is being shown support by his teammates 

Derby County player Josh Vickers has revealed that his wife has died from cancer, just three months after they married.

The Premier League player, 27, shared an emotional tribute to his wife Laura alongside a picture from their wedding day.

‘I have written and unwritten this so many times and still can’t find the right words to say and don’t know if I ever will.

‘On Tuesday evening my wife lost her long battle against cancer….

‘Laura is the strongest, bravest and most loving person I have ever met. Even though everything she was going through, she continued to smile, never letting anything get in the way of having a good time and making a lifetime of memories.

The Derby County player, 27, shared an emotional tribute to his wife Laura

Vickers' teammates held up his shirt in a show of support as he was absent from yesterday's match

Vickers’ teammates held up his shirt in a show of support as he was absent from yesterday’s match

‘We have cried, laughed and danced our way through some tough times. 

‘I will cherish every moment we spent together from the first time we meet to the moment you peacefully passed. I know that you will be looking down on me and continuing to inspire me every day. 

‘Thank you to everyone that has supported myself and both families through this incredibly difficult time. Truly fortunate to have the most amazing family and friends! I Love You Always & Forever.’ 

Vickers’ teammates have shared their support, with Martyn Waghorn posting a squad photo with the caption ‘we’re all with you mate’.

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