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Steve Gohouri found dead in river

Posted on January 2, 2016

Steve Gohouri
Former Wigan and Borussia Mönchengladbach defender was found dead in River Rhine, Germany, three weeks after he was reported missing.


On December 11th, Gohouri was attending his current fourth division German’s side, TSV’s Christmas party, and was due to fly to France right after to see his family.

Having not turned up to see them, his family sent in a “missing person” report in hopes to find him.

After three weeks, German police confirmed today, January 2nd, Steve Gohouri’s death with no indication of violence or foul play.

The body was discovered on January 1st in Dusseldorf and was later identified as Gohouri.

Former club Wigan Athletic tweeted earlier their condolences on the passing of Gohouri stating: “We are saddened to hear reports of our former defender Steve Gohouri passing away. Our thoughts are with his family.”

Surely after, his current club, TSV, would respond to his death stating: “TSV Steinbach football club mourns its player Steve Gohouri.”

“It is this afternoon certain that Steve Gohouri has died at the age of 34. This was confirmed by the Dusseldorf Police to TSV Steinbach.

“All managers, players, coaches and assistants at TSV Steinbach are very concerned about the death of Steve Gohouri. Our thoughts in these difficult hours are with his family.”

Former Chelsea and legend took to instagram on Gohouri’s death.

Dusseldorf police confirmed there was nothing Gohouri was possibly involved in that could have led to his death.

Gohouri featured for his national team, Ivory Coast, in 2010 and two years later would join Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv. He also had a loan spell in Greece before entering his retirement stages in Germany.


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