Marvin Morgan, a former striker turned businessman and activist, has died aged 38. Born in Manchester, Morgan is remembered for his exploits in the Football League at Aldershot for five years (2008-2011 and at Shrewsbury from 2011-13). He also had loan spells elsewhere in the Football League with Dagenham & Redbridge and Hartlepool, on either side during his two-year spell with Plymouth Argyle. Shrewsbury Town Football Club is deeply saddened to learn that Marvin Morgan has tragically passed away at the age of 38.
The club sends its sincere condolences to friends and family. Having started in Non-League with Wealdstone and Yeading, Morgan finished his playing days with Hornchurch in 2019, following spells with Hendon, Beaconsfield Town, Potters Bar Town and Wingate & Finchley. Morgan founded Fresh Ego Kid, a clothing brand worn and endorsed by many Premier League footballers and other celebrities. He was also an antiracism and antidiscrimination campaigner, setting up his own football team Fresh Ego FC to raise awareness around racism in football.
Chelsea`s Callum Hudson-Odoi was among the first to pay tribute to Morgan in an Instagram story, which read:
“Hearing this news this morning is a tragedy!! RIP brother, you’ll be truly missed.”
Romelu Lukaku and Ashley Young also took to social media to express their sadness at the news of Morgan’s passing.
RIP, Marvin. We join the football community in expressing our shock and grief over the passing of Marvin Morgan.
A contagious number, Marvin has made 42 appearances for the club since 2013, 15, scoring three goals. Our hearts go out to his friends and family.
# Pafc pic.twitter.com/alkUEyj26Q – Plymouth Argyle FC (@only1argyle) December 6, 2021 Sorry to hear the sad, sad news this morning about Marv. I’m speechless, thinking we were just joking last week. RIP BRO @FRESHEGOKID –
Chelsea striker Lukaku wrote on Instagram:
“He’s a goddamn journalist. RIP man, we’ll miss you.”
Meanwhile, Aston Villa defender Young tweeted:
“Sorry to hear the sad, sad news from Marv this morning. I was speechless, thinking we were joking last week. RIP Bro.”