Credit: Leyton Orient
He was taken to hospital on Monday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest.
It happened just weeks after he helped the club become National League champions, earning them promotion to the football league.
People have gathered outside the team’s Brisbane Road stadium to show their support for Edinburgh’s family and friends.
Flowers, flags and scarves have been left at the ground’s entrance where heartbroken fans have paid tribute to the late manager.
During his time at the club, Justin helped the team win 45 and draw 21 out of their 82 matches.
The supporters club has started a book of remembrance which will be open from 11am to 3pm tomorrow.
Leyton Orient announced his passing in a statement earlier today.
We’re touched by all the love and kindness.
— Leyton Orient (@leytonorientfc) June 8, 2019
Absolutely heartbroken on the news with gaffer? my love goes out to all of his loved ones?? Can’t thank you you enough for everything you have done for me, it’s been a pleasure. To a great man&manager..RIP???
— Danny Happe (@dannyhappe) June 8, 2019
Absolutely gutted, Thank you for everything Gaffer and for making me a better player, my thoughts are with the Edinburgh family?? pic.twitter.com/WrrMmn5afQ
— Shadrach (@shadrachogie1) June 8, 2019
Totally and utterly devastated ? You were so much more than a manager to me. Just doesn’t feel real coming so soon after sharing some of my happiest moments with you. My thoughts, love and prayers go to the family at this truly terrible time. R.I.P Justin ??? pic.twitter.com/TcsGxgxq93
— Jobi McAnuff (@jobimcanuff7) June 8, 2019
Fans have also taken to social media to express their love and support for the manager.
— Oliver Buck (@oliverbuck97) June 8, 2019
The first professional team Edinburgh played for, Southend United, was one of many across the country to send its condolences to his family.
The thoughts and heartfelt condolences of everyone at Southend United Football Club are with Justin Edinburgh’s family and friends and everyone at @leytonorientfc during this incredibly difficult time.
RIP Justin ? https://t.co/n7JkSyWN29
— Southend United (@SUFCRootsHall) June 8, 2019
Edinburgh made 38 appearances for #Pompey during his time on the south coast, and scored one goal.
He will be sadly missed. pic.twitter.com/5N7A98KhhP
— Portsmouth FC (@officialpompey) June 8, 2019
He found his greatest success as a player at Tottenham, where he won the FA Cup and League Trophy.
We are deeply saddened and shocked to hear of the passing of Justin Edinburgh.
Our heartfelt condolences and thoughts go out to his family and friends at this terribly difficult time as well as everyone that worked alongside Justin at Leyton Orient. pic.twitter.com/rFRZZYNuLa
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 8, 2019
The manager also left a mark on many players across his incredible career, including former Spurs teammate, Dean Austin.
I’m numb, so sad to hear about my friend #JustinEdinburgh we played together 29 years ago @SUFCRootsHall gaining promotion from L2. Then 6 years at @SpursOfficial my thoughts at this time are with Kerry and the kids and the family. Rest in peace my friend #RIPJustin
— Dean Austin (@dean316austin) June 8, 2019
“We are completely heartbroken by this tragedy,” said Orient chairman Nigel Travis.
“All our thoughts and love are with the Edinburgh family and we know from the messages that have flooded into the Club over the last week that the wider football world will share our sentiments.
“The success that Justin brought to Leyton Orient was incredible, but more importantly the impact he had on us all as a winner and a wonderful, inspirational human being will be his legacy and will stay with us forever.
“All our thoughts are with Justin’s wife Kerri and their children Charlie and Cydnie at this very sad time.”Tags: Leyton Orient, Football
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