Former Blue passes away aged just 27
Southend United Football Club were deeply saddened to learn that former Blue Mitchell Cole has passed away at the age of just 27.
Mitchell joined the club from Grays Athletic in 2005 and played an instrumental role in helping Blues secure promotion from League 1 into the Championship.
The winger scored one goal during his time at Roots Hall, coming in the 3-1 win against local rivals Colchester.
Mitchell retired from professional football in February 2011 following spells with Northampton Town, Oxford United and Stevenage.
This summer, Mitchell wore the Blues shirt again as he took part in the Meet the Blues day back in July.
The Club would like to pass on their condolences to Mitchell's family and friends at this time.