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Fulham fan taken ill at Craven Cottage passes away

Sean Walsh
Fulham have broken the tragic news
Fulham have broken the tragic news / Clive Rose/GettyImages
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Fulham have confirmed that a fan who was taken ill during Saturday's match at home to Blackpool has passed away.

Paul Parish, who was sat in the Hammersmith End at Craven Cottage, suffered a cardiac arrest and play was halted for over half an hour while he received medical attention.

But Fulham announced late on Saturday evening that Parish has passed away in hospital.

"It is with immense sadness that we inform fans of the passing of supporter, Paul Parish," a club statement read.

"Paul suffered a cardiac arrest and received treatment in the Hammersmith Stand at this afternoon’s match before being transferred to the hospital. He sadly passed away this evening.

"Our condolences and the thoughts of everyone at Fulham Football Club go out to Paul’s family, friends and loved ones.

"The family would like to thank the fans of Fulham and Blackpool for the respect and care they showed as well as all staff at Craven Cottage and at the hospital for their assistance, care and attention.

"Rest in Peace Paul."

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