Former Arsenal Fan TV star Claude Callegari dies aged 58

Claude Callegari has passed away (Picture: YouTube)

Former Arsenal Fan TV favourite Claude Callegari has passed away at the age of 58.

Claude was a regular on the YouTube channel until last year and became famous for his calls for Arsene Wenger to resign as Arsenal manager.

A statement released on behalf the family confirmed the sad news on Tuesday morning.

‘We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon, March 29. 

‘RIP dear friend, gone but never forgotten. Gooner for life.

Claude was removed from Arsenal Fan TV in 2020 after saying ‘DVD’s going off’ when Son Heung-Min, the South Korea international, left the field during Tottenham’s clash against the Gunners last season.

Arsenal Fan TV condemned the 58-year-old for his comments and Claude issued a lengthy apology.

Claude was a regular on Arsenal Fan TV (Picture: YouTube)

‘Unfortunately, what’s happened here is a few days ago in the game against Spurs, I made a comment, my only thing was the timing was all wrong when I made the comment,’ said Claude.

‘It’s caused a lot of offence to Son and all the Spurs fans, and I want to apologise to Spurs fans and Son for that because of the offence it has caused.

‘What can I do? It’s caused a lot of offence and I want to apologise because I admire Son as a player.’

Tributes have poured in for Claude from the Arsenal fanbase, showing his popularity with supporters.

Former Gunners striker Kevin Campbell sent his condolences to Claude’s family.

‘Deepest condolences to Claude’s Father and family,’ wrote Campbell.

‘I honestly am shocked and cannot believe it! May he R.I.P.’

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