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Chelsea fan dead in Croydon tram crash - RIP.


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One of those who died in the terrible tram crash was Chelsea fan Robert Huxley, 63. 

From the Evening Standard:

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Robert Huxley, 63, from New Addington, died on Wednesday as he made his way to work when the carriages flipped over as the tram turned around a sharp bend at around 6.10am near Sandilands stop.

He was among seven victims in the tragedy in which six men and one woman lost their lives as the tram travelled from New Addington to Wimbledon.

On Sunday, his family released a statement via police in which Mr Huxley was described as a “larger than life character”. 

Relatives said: “Early on Wednesday morning, over three days ago, Bob left his home for work and travelled by tram up to east Croydon, a journey he has made a thousand times, sadly and tragically he did not return. 

“As you can appreciate for his loved ones it’s been a difficult and uncertain time, the confirmation of his death only came late this afternoon (Saturday).

“Bob was a larger than life character and very hardworking. A loving husband, devoted father and grandfather, brother, uncle and dear friend to many. 

“He was also a lifelong Chelsea supporter and a season ticket holder.

“This tragedy will have far reaching consequences and impact many people for a significant time. We are all heartbroken.”

 

 

May he rest in peace.

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