The man who helped former Clarets footballer Clarke Carlisle in the minutes following his attempted suicide in December has been found dead.
National media reports have revealed that father-of-two Chris Kilbride (24) from Leeds had died.
Mr Kilbride had been travelling to work in his lorry when he spotted troubled ex-Burnley skipper Carlisle lying in the road with horrific injuries. He had jumped in front of another lorry and suffered serious facial injuries.
Mr Kilbride offered assistance to Carlisle and to the driver of the lorry, but later said he had suffered “flashbacks” of the shocking incident.
Clarke Carlisle, who has spokenly openly about his battle with depression and drink, said: “It is tragic news. My sincerest condolences go out to his family at this time.”
The retired defender, once dubbed “Britain’s Brainiest Footballer”, was given a three year driving ban in May.
The ex-footballer turned television and radio pundit appeared at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court in London after admitting failing to provide specimen to police who stopped him in the capital just before Christmas. He must carry out 150 hours of community work and has also been banned from driving until March 2018.
Following his recovery, Carlisle’s wife Gemma announced she was leaving the family home near York.