Former AFTV favorite Claude Callegari has tragically died on the age of 58.
Claude was a daily on the favored YouTube channel earlier than leaving final yr through the COVID-19 pandemic.
An announcement from his official Twitter account, ‘Claude and the Bansta’s’, learn: “We are able to’t imagine we’re penning this, with permission from Claude’s father, it’s with nice disappointment and a damaged coronary heart that now we have to announce that our expensive buddy and legend Claude sadly handed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.
“We ask that you simply please respect the privateness of Claude, his household and pals and be respectful at this extraordinarily unhappy time.
“RIP expensive buddy, gone however by no means be forgotten. Gooner for all times.”
Claude was an ever-present on AFTV, which was based in 2012, together with DT, Ty and presenter Robbie Lyle.
He was a preferred visitor with common rants on Arsenal and the workforce’s shortfalls, and was famed on-line for telling Arsene Wenger, ‘IT’S TIME TO GO’.
Arsenal legend Ian Wright led the tributes to Claude on social media, AFTV additionally posted a prolonged tribute to certainly one of their authentic contributes.
An AFTV assertion learn: “We’re completely devastated as we speak to study of the demise of Claude Callegari, one of many channel’s hottest contributors.
“Claude was a a lot liked determine throughout his time on the channel and thru his ardour for Arsenal was capable of join with followers from across the globe on a significant stage.
“We had continued to privately help Claude throughout his time away from the channel through the pandemic and the information of his passing comes as a deep shock to everybody at AFTV and within the wider Arsenal neighborhood.
“We won’t be publishing any content material on our platform over the following few days while we come to phrases with the information of his passing.
“R.I.P Claude Callegari | Father, Grand Father, Good friend And A Proud Arsenal Fan.”
Everton winger Yannick Bolasie additionally wrote on social media: “RIP Claude AFTV Certiii condolences to all his household, whereas there have been reveals of help from different followers outdoors of Arsenal.