Steve Jagielka: Former Sheffield United midfielder’s demise dominated to be drug-related

The 43-year-old, brother of ex-Everton and England defender Phil, died at his dwelling, in Shropshire, again in March

Former Sheffield United footballer Steve Jagielka died after taking methadone and cocaine, an inquest heard on Tuesday.

The 43-year-old was discovered useless at his dwelling in Rodington Heath, Shropshire, on March 15.

Steve, a father of three and brother to ex-England star Phil Jagielka, made greater than 170 appearances for Shrewsbury City between 1997 and 2003.

A listening to at Shrewsbury’s Shirehall was instructed how the Sale-born footballer had been working as a fitter within the Manchester space earlier than his demise.

The inquest heard statements that stated autopsy examinations had proven that Jagielka died from aspiration pneumonia brought on by methadone toxicity.

He had no vital previous medical historical past.

Shropshire Coroner John Ellery moreover heard there had been experiences of potential cocaine use within the days main as much as his demise, with samples displaying excessive ranges of methadone and “average” ranges of cocaine. Police had been known as to his dwelling by a neighbour.

Jagielka died in March aged 43


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Jagielka was planning to maneuver home, working as a fitter within the Manchester space earlier than his demise, the inquest was additionally instructed.

An investigation discovered that had been no no suspicious circumstances on the property however that the electrical energy had “run out” and “it was clear that the home was within the means of being packed up.”

Mr Ellery said: “The medical reason behind demise is given as aspirational pneumonia as a result of methadone toxicity.

“There isn’t any suggestion that Steve’s demise was deliberate and I file that his demise was drug-related.”

After the conclusion of the listening to, Jagielka’s ex-wife, Jo Fallows, stated: “Wherever he went, all people knew him.”

Fallows additionally commented that soccer was ‘all her former husband ever knew’ and was essential of the Skilled Footballers Assocation, saying: “I believe the PFA ought to assist them a little bit bit extra.”

In a tribute again in March, Sheffield United stated: “[The club] is deeply saddened to listen to of the passing of former participant Steve Jagielka – brother of present defender Phil – on the age of 43.

“The condolences of all on the Blades are with Phil and the remainder of the Jagielka household at this tough time.”

He notably helped Accrington Stanley acquire promotion to the Soccer League and he additionally frolicked with AFC Telford United, Droylsden, Hednesford City and Ellesmere Rangers in non-league

Present Stanley boss John Coleman, who was in cost for the success throughout his first stint managing the membership, additionally paid tribute in March.

“It’s completely sickening information for everybody on the membership, he was such a preferred character when he was right here and an enormous a part of why we’re enjoying in these video games,” Coleman stated.

“Our hearts and our deepest condolences exit to his household and pals.”

After his enjoying days had been over, Jagielka had his personal plumbing enterprise.

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