Michael Mc Comie, the former national and St Augustine goalkeeper is dead. He was 46.
It is understood that Mc Comie who last coached at the T&T Under-20 level was battling an aggressive brain tumour in his head and was rushed to the Mt Hope Medical Hospital last night and was considered to be brain dead.
Family members have confirmed that McComie started experiencing severe headaches on the weekend and was rushed to hospital on Sunday night.
He was slipping in and out of consciousness until he became unresponsive.
Doctors performed emergency surgery on the talented T&T goalie yesterday but he was pronounced dead last night.
Doctors who were assessing his condition told relatives and friends that McComie became brain and he passed during yesterday afternoon.
Having played for T&T from the Under -20 level in the 1991 Under-20 World Cup among players like Dwight Yorke, Angus Eve and Jerren Nixon.
The former standout goalkeeper for St Augustine Secondary, went on to play several games with the T&T national team in an era that involved Yorke, David Nakhid, Russel Latapy, Anthony Rougier and Shaka Hislop.
He also managed Joe Public FC, Mau Pau FC and Real Maracas.
Angus Eve, the Naparima 2018 Intercol winning coach and a former national midfielder who played with Mc Comie on the national team was close to tears when the news broke. Eve told Guardian Sports he had to allow it to sink in first before he could comment. He planned to make contact Mc Comie’s relatives last night on learning of his medical condition.
Meanwhile, the TTFA and the football family have been sending condolences to the McComie family.