Former Manchester City youth-team player, Jeremy Wisten reportedly took his own life at the age of 18, because of depression.
Before his death, the young lad had starred for English Club, Manchester City youth side.
Wisten, a promising defender born in Malawi but raised in the United Kingdom, joined City’s elite development squad in 2016 before recently leaving the club.
Man City posted a tweet over Witsen’s death on Sunday night and revealed that they were “deeply saddened” by the news as senior players Raheem Sterling and Aymeric Laporte were among many who also paid their tributes.
“The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten,” a statement on Twitter read. “We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.”
The Manchester City family are saddened to learn of the passing of former Academy player Jeremy Wisten. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.
— Manchester City (@ManCity) October 25, 2020
Although there has been no confirmation on Jeremy Wisten’s cause of death, several reports claim that the teenager took his own life. It is believed that Wisten was suffering from mental health issues and depression which led him to commit suicide.
Jeremy’s mother, Yakosah, was devastted upon hearing the tragic news of her son’s suicide but the Wisten family are yet to release a statement.