Liam Walsh was an Ex-rugby league player who died at an early age.
Liam Walsh as 23 years old.
He had played for the Widnes Vikings in the Betfred Championship. The fans and teammates are heartbroken after his demise news. The Rugby Football League shared in an official statement on Twitter.
The player represented the England Academy in the few games. Ho joined the Vikings to gear up his professional career and matches. Liam used to play on the Second-row and Loose-forward position on ground.
Walsh was involved in a collision late on Saturday night, 18 th September 2021 and was taken to hospital after suffering serious injuries, but medics were unable to save him.
A Cheshire Police statement read: “Sadly, despite the best efforts of all those involved, he passed away a short time later. His next of kin have been informed and they are being supported by specialist officers.
“The driver of the car was uninjured.
“Enquiries in relation to the collision are ongoing and no arrests have been made at this time.
The Vikings paid tribute to their former star by wearing black armbands and holding a minute’s silence before Sunday’s fixture against Swinton Lions.
“I am devastated to hear the news of Liam’s passing this morning,” said Widnes chief executive Phil Finney.
“Liam was a very special person and a very important part of our club for a number of years.”He made a lasting impression on everyone he met with his sense of humour and contagious personality. He was a one-off and will be remembered with great fondness by all at the club who had the pleasure of knowing him.
“We are all thinking about his family and friends at this really sad time.
Rugby Football League vice-president Mike Smith said: “This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts go out to Liam’s family and friends.
“From what I hear of Liam, it is clear that he was a very popular young man of whom his family can be extremely proud. He’ll be greatly missed and we will offer the club and the family whatever support we can.”
His former club, Widnes Vikings, held a minute’s silence before their game with Swinton Lions on Sunday and wore black armbands in his memory.
He made his Super League debut for the club at the age of 18 in 2017 against Leeds Rhinos and went on to make a further five appearances before he left in 2019.
He was worth $500,000