Kevin Campbell's last Instagram selfie contains heartbreaking three-word message

Kevin Campbell, football co-commentator and pundit working for Sky Sports during the Carabao Cup Second Round match between Doncaster Rovers and Everton FC at The Eco-Power Stadium on August 30, 2023 in Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Kevin Campbell's heartbreaking last Instagram selfie has come to light in the wake of the Everton hero's tragic death.

On June 15, the iconic Toffees' forward passed away at the age of 54. At the start of the month, news emerged stating Campbell was battling a serious illness, prompting many ex-colleagues, friends and family to issue their support.

Sadly, it was confirmed by his first club, Arsenal, that he had passed away. As fans continue to look back on his career and discuss many happy memories of the striker, a message on his final Instagram post has come to light.

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In March 2023, Campbell uploaded a picture of himself posing with products from a company that sells healthy food and drink products. His caption said: "I have got it thanks Earthborn Naturals. Health is Wealth."

It's the final part of the caption which left fans heartbroken. As well as being a top player, Campbell was also a popular personality who often appeared on podcasts and talk shows.

Tributes from all over were posted on social media after his sad passing. Everton were one of the first to tweet their condolences in a statement which said: "While today is truly a sad day for football, Kevin will be remembered as a man who brought happiness, laughter and smiles everywhere he went.

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Kevin Campbell posing with a picture of some food products while wearing a flat cap
Campbell's final Instagram post was this selfie -Credit:Instagram/@1kevincampbell

"A giant of a man with heart and humour, he played each game with passion. He was special and made special moments on and off the pitch."

Everton and England legend Wayne Rooney, who played alongside Campbell when he first came through the ranks at Everton as a schoolboy, was also one of the first players to issue a tribute to the popular forward.

He said: "Absolutely devastated to hear the news about Kev. Thinking of all his family and friends. Kev was a great team mate but more importantly a brilliant person who helped me a lot in my earlier years."

Campbell's most iconic season at Goodison Park came in 1999, when he arrived on loan while the Toffees were battling relegation. He had to wait until April to make his debut, but he wasted no time in making himself a cult hero, hammering in nine goals in five matches to help the club stave off relegation.

In total, he scored 51 goals in 164 matches for Everton. Campbell's football career began at Arsenal in 1987. After loan spells at Leyton Orient and Leicester City, he would make 210 appearances for the Gunners, contributing 55 goals and 20 assists.

Campbell left Arsenal to join Nottingham Forest in 1994, where he would spend four seasons, before moving to Trabzonspor in Turkey in 1998. Less than a year later, he would join Everton and become a cult hero, before going on to finish his career with short spells at West Bromwich Albion and Cardiff City many years later.