Steve Mark2by Michael Bascombe

ST GEORGE’S, June 20, 2016 – There are reports that former Grenada national player and Caribbean Footballer of the Year, Steve Mark has died.

The circumstances of his death have not been disclosed but his son, Jalon Young, a current national footballer, has confirmed his father’s death to GrenadaSports.

However, no details were given about how his father has died.

Mark, who played a key role in Grenada’s football prowess in the late 80s, has been living in the United Kingdom.

Reports from the UK say that a murder investigation has been launched after a man and woman were found stabbed to death at a house in London.

“The pair, who have not yet been named but are believed to be in their fifties, were found dead at an address in Fulham Court, Fulham, west London in the early hours of this morning,” reported the DailyMail.

It said that officers from the Metropolitan Police (Met Police) were called at approximately 4.25am to reports of a stabbing.

“Police and London Ambulance Service attended and found a man and a woman inside the address suffering stab injuries. They were pronounced dead at the scene. A murder investigation has been launched but Scotland Yard said detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection with the deaths.”

“Post-mortem examinations will be scheduled in due course,” the newspaper quoted a Met Police spokesman.

“Next of kin are have been informed but formal identification of the man and woman awaits. Enquiries continue to establish the full circumstances of the incident, however at this early stage in the investigation detectives are not seeking anyone else in connection with the incident.”

Mark was named the Caribbean Footballer of Year following the final of the inaugural Shell Caribbean Cup Tournament in 1989 which Grenada finished runners-up to Trinidad and Tobago.

He played along the likes of Cheney Joseph, current president of the Grenada Football Association, Garvey Wilson, Wayne Hood, Franklyn Drayton, and Rudolph Cyrus and coached by Ashley ‘Ram’ Folkes.

“This is extremely shocking news. Only this weekend I mentioned his name in a football discussion,” said Joseph.

“It’s still hard to absorb but I wish all of his surviving family our condolences. Steve was such a quiet guy. I’m here seeing him in person as if it was yesterday we played against each other in club Football and then became best friends when representing Grenada.

He was a stalwart and that is what I will remember most. His footballing prowess and great fitness. He glided in defence, mesmerised all of his attacking opponents including the likes of Dwight Yorke and Russel Latapy.”

Mark played club football for perennial premier league champion Hurricane of St Mark and is considered among the football greats of that parish.


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