Claudio Callegari Wiki – Claudio Callegari Bio
Claudio Callegari, who is known as Claude, rose to fame as one of the presenters on Arsenal Fan T.V. A statement on his Twitter account has called for privacy at this difficult time.
Claudio “Claude” Callegari of Arsenal Fan T.V. fame has died, a spokesperson has confirmed his Twitter account.
He was 58 years old.
Claudio Callegari Died
Claude rose to fame as one of the presenters of Arsenal Fan T.V., a YouTube channel known for its rants about Gunners performances, which was renamed A.F.T.V. in 2018.
Claude – a taxi driver by trade – was a regular on the popular show until July 2020, when he was removed “indefinitely” after making a racist remark about Tottenham forward Son Heung-min.
A statement on Claude’s Twitter page on Tuesday read: “We can’t believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude’s father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March.
“We ask that you please respect the privacy of Claude, his family, and friends and be respectful at this extremely sad time. R.I.P. dear friend, gone but never forgotten. Gooner for life.”
Ex-Arsenal Fan T.V. Star
Ex-Arsenal star Kevin Campbell is among those to pay tribute to Claude on social media.
Campbell tweeted: “Deepest condolences to Claude’s Father and family. I honestly am shocked and can’t believe it! May he R.I.E.P.”
Claude was known for being an outspoken critic of Arsene Wenger during his time on A.F.T.V. and is famous for saying: “It’s time to go.”
But he was removed from the show in 2020 after referring to Heung-min as “DVDs” during the north London derby between Arsenal and Tottenham.
Claude appeared on an A.F.T.V. video with Robbie Lyle, who created the Arsenal fan channel back in 2012, to try and explain the remark, but viewers did not believe the reasoning.
Claude was subsequently removed from the show, and Lyle released a series of tweets in apology.