Eleanor Haigh, a “hugely popular, kind, and caring” member of the Huddersfield Town FC passed away on Friday. She was just 26 years old and had been a member of the football team for nearly four years. Read on to know how did Eleanor Haigh die and the cause of her death.
The officials and players of the Huddersfield Town FC have been paying tribute to the young lady who left the world too soon. The club announced her sudden and tragic demise with consent from her family.
How did Eleanor Haigh die?
Eleanor Haigh died “suddenly” on Friday, September 2, 2022, under unknown circumstances. She was only 26 years old at the time of her death. Haigh was a widely popular member of the Huddersfield Town FC who announced the unfortunate news of her passing.
A post on the Huddersfield Town FC’s Facebook page read: “We’re absolutely devastated that our friend and colleague Eleanor Haigh, has passed away this afternoon. 26-year-old El, a hugely popular member of our communications team, had worked for Town for just under four years and will be massively missed by us all.
“Our thoughts are with her parents, friends, and family at this time. We will pay full tribute to Eleanor in the coming days.”
What was the cause of Eleanor Haigh’s sudden death?
The cause of Eleanor Haigh’s death is unknown at the time of writing. Neither the club nor her family shared details surrounding Haigh’s untimely death. However, netizens are wondering what may have happened to the young and energetic lady.
Some of them are stating that she met an accident while she was jogging in the morning. It’s unknown if Haigh had a prior illness that led to her sudden and unexpected death. We’ll update this section when more information is released by her family.
Who was Eleanor Haigh?
Eleanor Haigh was born in 1996 in Manchester Area, UK. She attended the Southfield School for Girls from 2007 to 2014. After that, she completed her graduation from the University of Salford and earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Eleanor Haigh was currently working as the Content and Media Relations Expert for the Huddersfield Town Football Club. She has been working here for around four years.
Prior to this, she had also worked as a freelance broadcast assistant for BBC Live and broadcast assistant for BBC Northampton. She was a breakfast presenter for Shock Radio while still in college.
Her friends, family, and colleagues remember her as a genuine, talented, kind, and caring person. She was a big Messi fan who was very active on Twitter. Unfortunately, Eleanor Haigh passed away this Friday.
Huddersfield Town Football Club Members pay tribute to Eleanor Haigh
Eleanor Haigh was fairly popular among the Huddersfield Town FC members and fans. Ever since the news of her death emerged, tributes are coming in for the departed soul.
“Absolutely devastating news for everyone connected with Huddersfield Town. I was lucky enough to call Eleanor not just a kind-of colleague but also a friend and this is just so tragic and unfair,” wrote Steven Chicken, who reports on the club for the Examiner.
“Eleanor was funny and friendly and open with everyone. She was so passionate about the club and I know she was like a big sister to some of the younger players too; she was so adorably proud whenever an academy player made their first-team debut,” he added.
“I will miss her deeply and I know everyone who knew her will too. Sending thoughts to her family and friends above all else and to her colleagues at the club who have had to push through an impossibly difficult week,” he concluded.
It is so saddened to learn of the passing of @htafc member of the communications department Eleanor Haigh at the age of 27.May Her Soul rest in peace. https://t.co/h8glAce9S6— Danny Nyeko🇺🇦 🚀 (@DNyeko) September 2, 2022
“RIP Eleanor, you were an amazing person and you will be missed by everyone,” young goalkeeper Giosue Bellagambi wrote.
Another youth team player, Brodie Spencer wrote on Twitter: “Absolutely gutted, what a woman you were, you will be truly missed Eleanor, rest in peace.”
Oliver Eaton, who was known to work as part of the media team for Huddersfield Town Women, said: “Awful news. Eleanor did fantastic in her role and was always very helpful and welcoming to myself and others at Town Women. RIP. Thoughts are with her family and friends.”
Several other staff members and players paid respect to Eleanor. May God let the departed soul rest in peace. Our heart goes out to her family who lost their young girl.