Peter Whittingham ‘dead’ rumours discredited, ex-Cardiff City & Aston Villa winger in hospital

Peter Whittingham is not dead

For the past few days, rumours have been rife on social media that Peter Whittingham had passed away.

However, the BBC and other outlets have confirmed on Wednesday that these horrible stories aren’t true.

Instead, South Wales Police have confirmed that Peter Whittingham is currently in hospital.

Statement from South Wales Police

At around 10pm on March 7, South Wales Police were called to a licensed premises in Barry.

A 35-year-old man from Penarth suffered a head injury as a result of a fall and remains at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

At this stage there is no evidence or suggestion of a criminal act, and it appears the injury was caused by an accidental fall.

Enquiries are continuing into the circumstances of the incident.

Cardiff City and Aston Villa

Peter Whittingham is now 35-years-old.

He retired from professional football in 2018.

Whittingham is best remembered for his 11 seasons with Cardiff City.

Whittingham made 457 appearances for Cardiff, scoring 96 goals. He also won an FA Cup runners-up medal with the Bluebirds in 2006-7.

The left-footed winger began his career at Aston Villa. After making his debut in 2003, Whittingham made over 50 appearances for the Villains before leaving in 2007.

Whittingham’s final club was Blackburn Rovers, while he also had spells on loan at Burnley and Derby in 2005.

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