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Former Chelsea midfielder Ray Wilkins passed away on Wednesday at the age of 61.

Wilkins who was a former Blues captain is regarded as a Chelsea legend having also graduated from the Chelsea academy, and was also the assistant manager of the club. He supported the Blues till he passed away.

Tributes have been pouring in from the other clubs he played, and a lot of Chelsea players past and present have also paid their tributes to the Chelsea legend.

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Devastated to hear the news that Ray Wilkins has passed away. Ray,you played,coached and managed at the highest level,sharing your knowledge with all who had the pleasure to play with you. I loved our talks on football and the stories you had on our beautiful game, the greats you had played with and against. For me personally you were such a great influence on my career, I can hear you now as a 17 year old “come on fella get ya boots on” and you would take me on the pitch Pinging left and right foot diagonals, making it look so easy. You was a GREAT footballer and a true GENTLEMAN who had time for everyone. I will miss you Ray💔 RIP mate 😢😢😢 My thoughts and prayers are with Jackie, Jade and Ross at this deeply sad time.

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My condolences to #raywilkins family He’s played a big part in my kind of “resurrection” in 2008 and then with my confidence back he helped me to have the best season of my career in 2010. Today we @chelseafc @premierleague @manchesterunited @acmilan @psg and all the other teams he played for lost a gentleman. Rest in heaven Big fellah as you use to call me 💔😢💙 Mes condoléances à #raywilkins et à toute sa famille. Ray a joué un rôle important dans ma « résurrection » en 2008 et lorsque qu’il m’a redonné confiance en moi j’ai pu faire la plus belle saison de ma carrière en 2010. Aujourd’hui @chelseafc @premierleague @manchesterunited @acmilan @psg et tous les autres clubs où il est passé ont perdu un Gentleman! Reposes en paix Grand Monsieur comme tu avais l’habitude de m’appeler 💔😢💙 PhotoCredit: @darrenwalsh140.6

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Ray Wilkins died on Wednesday, April 4, in a London hospital, having suffered a cardiac arrest and was placed in an induced coma before his death.

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