Rugby league star found dead at 27
Rugby League star Jordan Cox has been found dead at his home, aged 27.
The former Hull KR and Warrington forward was discovered at his home in Hull, The Sun reports.
Police are treating his death as non-suspicious and it is not believed to be related to the coronavirus outbreak.
Players and clubs from across rugby league have paid tribute to the popular UK Super League star after news broke.
Neil Hudgell, owner of Hull KR, said: "Jordan's passing has come as a terrible shock to us all at the club.
"I last saw him at a reserves game and exchanged a few jokey one liners with him.
"Jordan always seemed so full of life and spirit and his loss is so sad. I'd like to express my sincere condolences to his mum, girlfriend and family at this awful time."
City rivals Hull FC said: "Everybody at Hull FC is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former trialist player Jordan Cox.
"Jordan spent part of the 2019 campaign training with FC, featuring in two friendlies. Our thoughts are with his friends, family and former teammates at this difficult time."
A Warrington Wolves spokesperson said: "Everyone at the club is deeply saddened and shocked by the news that former player Jordan Cox has passed away at the age of 27.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Jordan's family and friends at this incredibly difficult time."
Sad news today hearing this 2020 has definitely thrown a lot of obstacles and bad news RIP Jordan cox thinking of his family at this tough time 🙏🏽 https://t.co/yyg3lkcdWF— weller hauraki (@Weller_hauraki) April 30, 2020
RIP Jordan Cox. So sad. Thought go out to his family & friends. 💌— Joshua Charnley (@Joshuacharnley) April 30, 2020
A statement released by the Rugby League Benevolent Fund said: "The family of Jordan Cox are devastated by his passing earlier today.
"Jordan, who played for Hull KR and also Warrington Wolves, Sheffield Eagles, Doncaster and York City Knights, was 27.
"He died at home in Hull, in circumstances believed to be non-suspicious and not related to the current public health situation.
"The family ask for their privacy to respected as they come to terms with this devastating news.
"Further family communications will be issued through the Rugby League Benevolent Fund."
Cox started his career with hometown club Hull KR in 2011 and last appeared for Doncaster last year.
He also represented Huddersfield Giants and Sheffield Eagles during his eight-year professional career.
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Originally published as Rugby league star found dead at 27