The football world is mourning the loss of former England youth star Ben Cull, who has tragically died at the age of 24 after a courageous battle with cancer. Cull, who represented England at the youth level and was a part of Southampton’s academy, passed away weeks after proposing to his girlfriend.
Cull joined Southampton in 2012 and quickly made a name for himself with his impressive skills and determination. His promising career was cut short when he was diagnosed with cancer six years ago. Despite his illness, Cull remained an inspiration to many, demonstrating incredible bravery and resilience.
News of his death has prompted an outpouring of tributes from the football community. Southampton FC issued a heartfelt statement on his passing, expressing their deep sorrow and extending their condolences to Cull’s family. The club will hold a minute’s applause in his memory at their next match.
Ben Cull is remembered not only for his talent on the pitch but also for his indomitable spirit off it. His tragic last post to his girlfriend Daisy Morrison read, “3 more lifetimes wouldn’t be enough”, a poignant reminder of his love and zest for life.
Cull’s passing is a stark reminder of the indiscriminate nature of cancer. His death at such a young age is a devastating loss to the world of football and beyond. His legacy, however, will continue to inspire and motivate those who knew him and followed his journey.