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The Honourable Anil Roberts, Minister of Sport extends condolences to the family of Trinidad and Tobago and Defence Force footballer Kevon Carter on his sudden passing this morning at the age of 30. According to the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association, Carter suffered a massive heart attack while at training with his club and never recovered.

Minister Roberts said, "Kevon was a strong young man who gave 10 years' dedicated service to the national team from U23 to senior level, playing most recently in the 2013 Concacaf Gold Cup. It is extremely disheartening to hear this news but I hope it serves as a wake-up call to all of us to pay closer attention to our health and wellness. When death comes so suddenly, it is always shocking and difficult to understand but I hope Kevon's family, friends and teammates will cherish the time he spent with them."

Kevon began his footballing career at Mucurapo Senior Comprehensive and went on to star with the TT Pro League outfit Defence Force as a striker and in the Trinidad and Tobago midfield. He earned 31 caps with the national team and scored five goals.

More details on Kevon's passing and other arrangements can be obtained from the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association.

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