Charlton players past and present lead tributes to super fan Seb Lewis who has died from coronavirus aged just 38

Charlton have paid tribute to one of their most loyal supporters who has died from coronavirus at the age of just 38.

The club announced that popular fan Seb Lewis had died from COVID-19 with fellow supporters, as well as players past and present, paying tribute.

Charlton fan Seb Lewis died after testing positive from coronavirus
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Seb attended an astonishing 1,076 consecutive Charlton matches in a run extending back to February 1998 and was a well known figure around The Valley.

The club said: “We are truly devastated to hear of the passing of one of Charlton’s most dedicated, loyal and popular supporters, Seb Lewis, at the age of just 38.

“Seb was the heart and soul of the Charlton family and was so proud of his achievement of attending every single game, home and away since February 1998.

“His record stands at 1,076 consecutive fixtures.

“Thank you Seb for your loyalty and dedication to Charlton.

“The Valley and every away end up and down the country, will never be the same without you.”

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Tributes also flooded in from current and former Addicks players, including Joe Gomez, now of Liverpool.

Chris Solly wrote: “So sad to hear the news about Seb! The most dedicated and loyal football fan I’ve ever known and such a fun character, you’ll be truly missed by us all!”

Jason Euell said: #RIPSeb Gone but never forgotten. Once an Addick, Always an Addick Home & Away. #MadeInCharlton.”

Johnnie Jackson, Charlton’s assistant manager and fomer player, wrote: “Awful awful news. Rip Seb.”

Fans have also been paying tribute to Seb on social media, putting Charlton memorabilia on display in their homes and urging people to stay indoors, using the hashtag #StayHomeForSeb.

Seb’s dad, Lionel Lewis, told the club’s website: “I had an inkling he was popular but what’s coming out now is a show of absolute adoration and we’re very, very touched to all who have said what they have said.”