How did Tom Edwards die? Shocking demise of 29-year-old Yorkshire rugby player sparks bizarre 'death theories'

Rugby player Tom Edwards who 'died suddenly' in Yorkshire was only 29 years old and in peak physical condition

How did Tom Edwards die? Shocking demise of 29-year-old Yorkshire rugby player sparks bizarre 'death theories'
Selby RUFC captain Tom Edwards died on November 17 (Selby RUFC Club)
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YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND: Yorkshire rugby player Tom Edwards died on Thursday, November 17. The news of his death was confirmed by the rugby club Selby RUFC on Saturday, November 19. As soon as the news of the sudden death of Tom Edwards came to light, Twitter users were left in shock and came up with bizarre theories to explain his death.

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In a statement released by Selby RUFC, the club said, “Selby RUFC is deeply saddened to inform you of the sudden passing of 1st XV captain Tom Edwards. Tom, aged 29, passed away in the early hours of Thursday morning. Tom was popular and well-loved across all ages within the club. He will be sadly missed. Following this tragic news all senior adult fixtures scheduled to be played today, Saturday 19 November 2022 are cancelled. As you will appreciate, this is a time of great distress to the families of Tom and his fiancée and we are sure your thoughts and prayers are with them in their time of great loss. The families of both Tom and his fiancée have asked for their privacy to be respected at this very difficult time.”

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Reacting to Edwards' death, one person tweeted, "29 year olds don't just "suddenly die". Are people not good at puzzles?" Another one guessed if Edwards' took a vaccine and that might be the reason behind his death and wrote, "Wonder if he took the jab?"


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While one came up with a bizarre theory and wrote, "The other day I saw someone drink a glass of water and then get a heart attack the next day... Water must cause heart attacks," another tweet read, "Guys, he was a rugby player. It was most likely a brain injury or blood clot."

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One person tweeted, "I'd like to see the statistics of young athletes dying of cardiac arrest prior to 2021, to compare to the last couple years if possible, & also prior to 2020 before Covid. I'd really like to see those 3 sets of numbers. I'm so sorry for this young man & many others dying early." Claiming to be Edwards' neighbour in the past, one said, "Tom was my neighbour for a few years when I lived in Barlby, I'm devastated for his family. He was one of the fittest humans you'd ever met, he once helped me erect a boundary fence, was a tree surgeon and rugby player. Died suddenly is just not possible without an explanation!"

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