The coffin of former Arsenal and Spain footballer Jose Antonio Reyes was carried via the streets of his hometown on Monday morning as mourners gathered for his funeral following his tragic loss of life on the age of 35.
Reyes died on Saturday after dropping management of his Mercedes when it punctured a tyre whereas he was doing 147mph, it was reported by Spanish sports activities day by day Mundo Deportivo.
The ex-Sevilla star’s physique was carried from Utrera’s City Corridor, the place it was held for an in a single day wake, to Santa Maria Church on Monday, with a big crowd lining the streets to pay their remaining respects.
A whole bunch of mourners watch on as Jose Antonio Reyes’ coffin is carried into Santa Maria church in Utrera, Spain, on Monday
An image of of Reyes and his youngsters, with the message ‘ I really like you, dad’, sits on prime of his coffin contained in the church
Reyes’ household and associates watch on as his coffin is carried into the church for Monday morning’s funeral service
Reyes and his cousin, Jonathan Reyes, had been killed in a automobile crash on Saturday after reportedly travelling at 147mph
Onlookers started to clap as a tribute because the pallbearers appeared after standing in respectful silence because the hearse in entrance of them handed by first.
Nicely-wishers outdoors the city corridor additionally broke into spontaneous applause because the coffin was introduced out, with some shouting ‘Reyes campeon’ – Spanish for ‘Reyes champion.’
Reyes’ household and associates then joined a whole bunch of locals contained in the church for the emotional service, which was held simply two days after the horrific accident which killed him and his cousin, Jonathan Reyes, 23.
An image of Reyes along with his two daughters, Noelia and Triana, was positioned on prime of his coffin contained in the church, full with a hand-written message studying ‘I really like you, dad’.
Reyes’ father, Francisco, was pictured holding a white rose as he was helped out of the church shortly after the funeral. He seemed to be overcome by grief at one level, protecting his face with one hand.
Reyes’ father, Francisco, carries a rose as he’s helped out of the church after attending his son’s funeral on Monday morning
Francisco seems to be overcome by grief as he covers his face shortly after Reyes’ funeral at Santa Maria church
Reyes’ father is helped previous the hearse by two associates as he says goodbye to his son simply two days after his tragic loss of life
After the completion of the service, Reyes’ coffin was carried via the ocean of mourners and positioned inside a hearse outdoors the church.
The car was adorned with floral tributes, together with the message ‘siempre contigo’, which interprets as ‘at all times with you’.
The hearse was pushed slowly via the close by streets, with extra folks lining as much as catch a glimpse of Reyes’ coffin and pay their remaining respects.
His physique was as a consequence of be taken to the municipal cemetery in Utrera the place his cremated ashes had been set to be buried within the presence of solely his household and shut associates.
Reyes’ coffin is roofed within the flags of his hometown, Utrera, and his former membership Sevilla because it carried out of the church
Cameras encompass a hearse as Reyes’ coffin is positioned inside following the conclusion on Monday’s funeral service
Reyes’ family and friends stroll behind the hearse, which was adorned with a message of remembrance from his spouse Noelia
The hearse containing Reyes’ coffin is pushed away following the service. His cremated ashes are anticipated to be buried later
In the meantime, Reyes’ widow, Noelia Lopez, has printed an emotional goodbye to her footballer husband.
The mum-of-two posted the message on her Instagram account alongside footage of the previous Atletico Madrid star cuddling their daughters Noelia and Triana.
Opening her coronary heart shortly earlier than his funeral close to Seville, she wrote: ‘Love of my life, I can’t bear this ache. You’ve got left us so alone. You’ve got taken my will to dwell.
‘Right now I’ve to say goodbye to you however I haven’t got the power and I’ll say ‘See you quickly’ as a result of we shall be collectively for ever.
‘Anticipate me my love. We shall be a household as soon as once more wherever you’re.
‘That day you had been getting back from an extended journey and also you arrived with those who gave you life, that life that was snuffed out.
‘Assist me as a result of I can’t think about my life with out you. Assist me increase our daughters. Give me power the place I haven’t got it.
Reyes coffin is carried via the streets of his hometown of Utrera in Spain shortly earlier than the beginning of his funeral
Reyes’ physique is transported from the City Corridor to Santa Maria Church forward of his funeral, simply two days after his loss of life
He leaves behind three youngsters; daughters Noelia and Triana, son Jose Antonio Jr and spouse Noelia Lopez, who he married in June 2017. Above: Reyes and Ms Lopez on their wedding ceremony day
Reyes married Noelia, the mom of two of his youngsters, at Virgen de la Consolacion church in Utrera in the summertime of 2017
‘We are going to at all times consider you and you’ll dwell on without end in our hearts. You’ve got given us one of the best life and you permit one of the best reminiscences.
‘You’ll take a look at me in Noelia’s eyes and you’ll smile with me in Triana’s smile.
‘I really like you and can love you for ever.’
Mundo Deportivo mentioned a preliminary police report into the accident pointed to a blowout as the previous Actual Madrid loanee was going at greater than 70mph above the velocity restrict because the possible reason for the accident that killed him and a cousin.
It additionally reported he had not pushed the car, one in all a fleet of high-powered vehicles he owned, for a number of months and the tyre strain was not what it ought to have been.
The 35-year-old footballer and his cousin died immediately after the Mercedes Brabus S550V went off the A-376 motorway simply earlier than noon on Saturday close to the city of Alcala de Guadaira near Seville.
Reyes’ Mercedes S Class, pictured, was utterly destroyed after it rolled over and burst into flames after leaving the highway. A police report mentioned he was driving 70mph over the restrict
The wreckage of Reyes’ automobile is taken away on a tow truck simply hours after the accident in Alcala de Guadaira, Seville
Former Arsenal star Reyes is pictured on the wheel of a automobile in a picture he posted to his Instagram account again in 2015
The car is assumed to have hit some concrete blocks by the aspect of the motorway earlier than flipping over and bursting into flames.
One other cousin of dad-of-three Reyes, named as Juan Manuel Calderon, was initially reported to have died though it later emerged he had managed to get out of the charred car and had been rushed to hospital in Seville with critical burns.
Native paper Diario de Sevilla, which mentioned the car had turn out to be a ball of fireside, reported on Saturday that well-placed sources had mentioned they thought Reyes might have been driving at round 120mph, some 50mph over the velocity restrict.
The footballer was returning along with his two passengers after a coaching session at Extremadura, the membership he was enjoying for, to his dwelling in his native Utrera close to Seville.
Reyes’ eldest son penned an emotional tribute to his dad after his shock automobile crash loss of life.
Jose Reyes Lopez, the previous Arsenal star’s solely little one with former accomplice Ana Lopez, posted an image of his father late on Saturday evening along with his arm spherical him alongside a message in Spanish which mentioned: ‘That is the final second we spent collectively dad.
‘That day you gave me recommendation as at all times, however right now you’ve gotten gone and usually are not coming again and it’s a very troublesome day for me.
The daddy-of-three footballer is pictured kissing the trophy after successful the UEFA Europa League remaining with Sevilla in 2016
Reyes additionally performed for Arsenal (left) and completed his profession with Spanish second division aspect Extremadura (proper)
Reyes signed for Arsenal in the course of the 2003-04 season and went on to win the Premier League title beneath Arsene Wenger
Reyes performed for each Actual Madrid and Atletico Madrid throughout his illustrious enjoying profession as a left winger
‘I used to be and at all times shall be very pleased with you daddy.
‘We did not spend on a regular basis we’d have preferred to collectively however solely you and I understand how a lot we beloved one another.
‘I do know you’ll take care of me from Heaven and I’m by no means going to neglect you. I really like you dad.’
The teenager, one in all Reyes three youngsters with two totally different girls, added: ‘Because of everybody for the messages of assist I am receiving.’
Nicely-wishers responded by providing the 11-year-old their condolences.
Retired goalie Santiago Canizares, who performed with Reyes fro Spain, criticised Reyes for driving at excessive velocity over the weekend.
He tweeted: ‘Rushing exhibits a reprehensible angle.
‘There have been victims within the accident other than the driving force. He doesn’t deserve a tribute as if he had been a hero.
‘However that doesn’t imply I remorse what occurred and I pray for his or her souls.’