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Grieving ex-footie ace Chris Barker hanged himself on New 12 months’s Day – after dropping each dad and mom

Grieving ex-footie ace Chris Barker hanged himself on New Year’s Day – after losing both parents


A RETIRED skilled footballer was discovered hanged on New 12 months’s Day after dropping each dad and mom, an inquest heard.

Former Cardiff defender Chris Barker, 39, left notes earlier than taking his personal life within the storage of his residence within the metropolis.

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Ex Cardiff defender Chris Barker left notes earlier than he hung himself on New 12 months’s Day, after he was ‘affected significantly’ by the lack of each his dad and mom[/caption]

Sister-in-law Tracey Barker stated Chris had been “affected significantly” by the demise of his father, who had motor neurone illness, and his mom, who died of most cancers.

His girlfriend Amy Holliday additionally recalled him “being distant”.

He had cancelled plans to satisfy.

However she had “by no means seen indicators of melancholy” in him.

The coroner recorded a verdict of suicide on the listening to in Pontypridd, South Wales.

Sheffield-born Chris additionally performed for Barnsley, Plymouth and Southend.

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His girlfriend Amy Holliday had ‘by no means seen indicators of melancholy in Chris, who additionally performed for Barnsley, Plymouth and Southend[/caption]


He retired in 2017.

World in Movement, the company who represented Barker all through his profession, stated his demise was “premature and tragic.”

A spokesman added: “Chris was a consumer all through his excellent taking part in profession of over 500 League video games for golf equipment.”

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