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Tributes paid to young Derry GAA player who died yesterday

NewsBy Jamie McDowell
Kevin King tragically died last night
Kevin King tragically died last night

Tributes have been paid to a Derry GAA player, Kevin King, who died while playing indoor football yesterday evening.

Efforts were made at the scene to revive the 22-year-old, a member of St Mary’s GAC, Slaughtmanus.

He was rushed to Altnagelvin hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

As they heard the tragic news, friends took to social media to express their grief.

One wrote: "RIP to a true gent Kevin King. One of the most decent and unassuming but yet talented and driven individuals I've had the pleasure to play alongside. Thoughts with his family and everyone at Slaughtmanus GAA. Rest easy fella."

Another posted: "Can't believe the news, Kevin was up there with the best, a legend on and off the pitch, Kevin you'll be sorely missed, everyone's in safe hands now with you watching over us, rest in peace King!"