Sunday, 2 December 2012
Joe Cole's Brother-in-Law Dies Aged 27
The footballing brother-in-law of former England star Joe Cole has died aged just 27 after suffering from a deteriorating heart condition.
Mitchell Cole, who scored one of the goals in the first final to be held at the new Wembley Stadium, passed away last night, the Football League confirmed.
The player, who is not related to former West Ham and Chelsea star Joe, 31, despite sharing surnames, was suffering from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
The condition is an irregular thickness of the muscle of the heart and, despite its causes being unknown, is a leading cause of sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes.