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Widow pays tribute to West Brom great Cyrille Regis

By Russell Youll | West Bromwich Albion | Published:

The widow of Cyrille Regis has spoken of her 'soulmate' husband following his death in the early hours of today.

Cyrille Regis with his wife Julia, right, and sister Nilla when he received his MBE at Buckingham Palace in 2008

In a statement released by Albion, Julia Regis described the 59-year-old legend as a 'beautiful man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather brother and uncle'.

Regis leaves two children, Robert and Michelle, and three grandchildren Jayda, Renee and Riley.

And widow Julia said: “Cyrille and I were soulmates, he was the perfect man for me and we had a wonderful life together.

“He was a beautiful man and a wonderful husband, father, grandfather brother and uncle.

Cyrille Regis: A life on and off the pitch in pictures

“Losing him has turned my whole world upside down. It is a void that will never be filled.

“I have been moved by the many messages of support and condolences I have received and the kind things people have said about Cyrille as a person and a professional.

“He came into football the hard way and never lost his passion for the game. He was a role model for so many because he always treated everyone he met with kindness and respect.”

Russell Youll

By Russell Youll
@russyoull_star

Group Sports Editor for the Express & Star and Shropshire Star

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