he brother of Sheffield United’s longest-serving ladies’s participant paid tribute to the “stunning” 27-year-old after her sudden demise.
Maddy Cusack, named vice-captain final month, had simply began her sixth season with the Blades within the Ladies’s Championship.
She died on Wednesday weeks after posting on Instagram she was “exited for the season” forward.
Journalist Richard Cusack paid tribute tweeting: “My stunning sister. Could you relaxation in peace Maddy.”
Cusack joined the Blades midway by their first marketing campaign within the ladies’s second tier in January 2019 and final season grew to become the primary lady to achieve 100 appearances for the membership.
The previous England youth worldwide signed a brand new contract extension with the Blades in July.
Lionesses’ captain Leah Williamson stated on-line: “Sending all my love and condolences to Maddy’s household at this terrible time!”
Aston Villa star Alisha Lehmann posted: “Everyone seems to be devastated to be taught of the passing of former participant, Maddy Cusack.
“Our ideas and condolences are with Maddy’s household and buddies at this troublesome time. Once I noticed this I used to be very heartbroken. Relaxation in peace pricey.”
Billy Sharp, the ex-United legend and present LA Galaxy striker, added: “Such a stunning woman, loved some wonderful instances with Maddy and the Blades. Such a tragic loss. RIP Maddy.”
United’s chief govt officer Stephen Bettis stated: “That is heart-breaking information for everybody at Bramall Lane.
“Maddy had a novel place of being a part of numerous groups at Sheffield United and was widespread with everybody that she got here into contact with.
“Her persona and professionalism made her a credit score to her household – she will likely be sadly missed.
“Whereas taking within the information and shifting ahead, the membership will supply as a lot help as attainable to Maddy’s household, buddies and colleagues.”
The Blades stated talks over “appropriate tributes and celebrating Maddy’s life” will proceed privately, including: “The membership and Maddy’s household would respect a interval of privateness and won’t remark additional at this unhappy time.”
A press release on the membership’s official web site learn: “Sheffield United Soccer Membership is devastated to report the unhappy information of the passing of Maddy Cusack.
“Maddy, a ladies’s workforce participant since 2019 and advertising govt for the Soccer Membership, handed away on Wednesday.
“A revered participant, Maddy, 27, final season reached the milestone of 100 appearances for Sheffield United Ladies.
“Moreover, she was a valued colleague within the workplaces at Bramall Lane, shifting over from the Sheffield United Group Basis to the membership in 2021 to assist market all areas of the Blades.”
The membership didn’t give any particulars about the reason for demise.