Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku, and Aston Villa’s Ashley Young, led the tributes for Marvin Morgan. He was a former footballer but became a fashionable designer after his passing at the age of 38.

  • Marvin Morgan, a former Football League striker, died in his 38th year.
  • For the former footballer, tributes came flooding in from all corners of the game
  • Morgan also had his own clothing business, Fresh Ego Kid, which was a success outside of football.
  • The shirt was worn by Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal). 
  • Ashley Young, Aston Villa was one of those who were left “lost for words” at the news
  • Declan Rice, West Ham’s midfielder was shocked to learn about Morgan 

Marvin Morgan was a football legend who passed away at 38. 

Morgan was an active player for seventeen clubs in his football career, though he played the most at Aldershot Town (2008-2013) and Shrewsbury Town (2008-2013).

It was Morgan’s fashion brand, called ‘Fresh Ego Kid’, that saw him strike up relationships with several Premier League stars including Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku, Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Manchester United’s Harry Maguire and news of his death stunned the footballing world.  

Lukaku, who described it as ‘s**t news’, posted on his Instagram story: ‘This is some s**t news man… RIP my brother you will be missed.’ 

Ashley Young, Villa’s winger, wrote this: “Sorry to learn the very sad news about Marv. It’s hard to believe that we were just laughing the week before. RIP BRO.

Declan Rice, West Ham’s midfielder, said: “One of the cleanest, most happy, loving people you could ever meet!” We are shocked.  

Former Shrewsbury Town striker Marvin Morgan (pictured, right) has died at the age of 38

Marvin Morgan, a former striker for Shrewsbury Town (pictured right), has passed away at 38.

Romelu Lukaku has previously been seen wearing Morgan's 'Fresh Ego Kid' designs

England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has also worn the clothing range

Morgan was a well-known fashion designer. His ‘Fresh Ego Kid” designs were popular with Premier League players like Harry Maguire of Man United (right), and Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku (left).

Lukaku penned a short tribute on Instagram: 'This is some s**t news man... RIP my brother'

Lukaku penned a short tribute on Instagram: ‘This is some s**t news man… RIP my brother’

Aston Villa winger Ashley Young was 'lost for words' as he penned a tribute to Morgan

Ashley Young, winger at Aston Villa was “lost for words” when he wrote a tribute about Morgan

West Ham midfielder Declan Rice said he was 'totally shocked' by the news about Morgan

Declan Rice of West Ham said he was “totally shocked” by Morgan’s announcement.

Izzy Brown (ex-Chelsea youngster) added that she is now in Preston and that she was praying for her family at MarvinNMorgan. 

Jermaine McGlashan, a player just starting out in the game and who saw Morgan as his mentor, was Jermaine McGlashan. 

In his emotional tribute, McGlashan wrote: ‘This one hit me. Took me under your wing when I first signed for Aldershot, was a pleasure playing with you & sharing all them memories. 

‘Remember sitting on the coach talking about starting a clothing line & discussing names. My bro rest up, you’ve left a legacy.’

Aaron O’Connor, a former Newport striker added his own statement: “RIP @MarvinNMorgan @FRESHEGOKID. This life is crazy.

David Beckham's son Cruz (left) was once seen wearing Morgan's Fresh Ego Kid snapback hat

David Beckham’s child Cruz was seen once wearing Morgan’s Fresh Ego Kid snapback cap.

Brooklyn Beckham (pictured) has previously been seen wearing Fresh Ego Kid merchandise

Brooklyn Beckham (pictured below) is a former model who was seen previously wearing Fresh Ego Kid products

Former Chelsea academy star Izzy Brown was left devastated at the news of Morgan's death

Izzy Brown, an ex-star of the Chelsea academy, was shocked to learn about Morgan’s sudden death.

Jermaine McGlashan saw Morgan as a mentor when he arrived as a youngster at Aldershot

Morgan was seen by Jermaine Mclashan as a mentor, when he arrived in Aldershot as an undergraduate.

Former Newport County striker Aaron O'Connor said 'life is mad' in his tribute to Morgan

In his tribute to Morgan, Aaron O’Connor, a former Newport County striker said that ‘life’ is crazy.

Hendon, one of his former clubs, tweeted: ‘We are shocked to have learned this morning of the passing of Marvin Morgan at the age of just 38 years old.

‘Marvin came to us as a guest at the beginning of the 2018-19 seasons and was a huge influence during his seven appearances. His family, friends, and loved ones are in our thoughts today. 

Morgan was born in Manchester and began his football career at Wealdstone in 2000. 

Although he did make the Football League team with Aldershot in his final years, fashion became an important focus of his life and became a big hit among Premier League players.

Morgan was worn by Emile Smith Rowe, an Arsenal player, and Ainsley Mayland-Niles, as well as AC Milan’s defender Fikayo Toori. 

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was one of the supporters of Morgan's Fresh Ego Kid brand

Morgan’s Fresh Ego Kid campaign was supported by Fikayo Tomori, AC Milan’s defender

Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua was seen wearing Fresh Ego Kid while in Brazil in 2016

Anthony Joshua, heavyweight boxer, was photographed wearing Fresh Ego Kid in Brazil during 2016.

Leicester City playmaker James Maddison sported a Fresh Ego Kid hoodie on Instagram

James Maddison, a Leicester City player, wore a Fresh Ego Kid Hoodie via Instagram

Morgan, pictured playing for Hornchurch in 2019, was a popular figure for his fashion work

Morgan was seen in 2019 as Hornchurch’s player. Morgan was popular for his fashion design work.