Luton Shelton dies at 35 following battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Ex-Sheffield United ace & Jamaica legend passes away after a fight with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Shelton passed away on Friday, January 22, at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew.
He was pronounced dead after he developed complications and was unresponsive when he was rushed to
the hospital. Shelton, who spent a year at the Blades from 2007 until 2008, sadly lost his fight
with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.
Sheffield United said in a statement on their official website: ‘Sheffield United is saddened to hear reports
in the Caribbean indicating the passing of our former striker, Luton Shelton, aged just 35.”
‘In recent years he has bravely battled Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) –
a progressive neurodegenerative disease. The condolences of all at the Blades are with Luton’s family
at this difficult time.’ Norwegian outfit Valerenga, another of Shelton’s former clubs,
said on Twitter: ‘The sad news (of) LutonShelton’s untimely passing has reached us.
‘He had ALS and was only 35 years old. Our thoughts go to his family and friends. Rest in peace Luton,
inValerenga you will never be forgotten.’
Shelton played for a number of clubs in Sweden (Helsingborg IF), England (Sheffield United), Norway
(Valerang),Turkey (Karabukspor), and Russia (Volga Nizhny Novgorod).
He made his international debut for Jamaica in 2004 and went on to earn 75 caps scoring a record 35 goals.