This morning we got the terrible news that Toby Edwards, a dedicated young Newcastle fan and a season ticket holder, and one of our avid readers, had died suddenly overnight of a cardiac arrest – a heart attack.
Ben Arfa – Toby’s favorite Newcastle player
Toby was just 29 years old and we used to correspond maybe two or three times a week via email on all things Newcastle United.
His last words to his family on Sunday were that he was looking forward to the QPR game next Sunday.
Toby wanted Newcastle to get top striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of St. Etienne in over the summer, and his favorite Newcastle player was Hatem Ben Arfa – and he also wanted a new manager brought in.
Toby’s untimely death reminds us that we are mortal and it puts everything into perspective about what the important things are in life.
We know that Toby will be watching the QPR game on Sunday from a much more peaceful place – we hope the lads can win it for Toby.
We offer our sincere condolences to his family and friends.
Rest in peace Toby Edwards.