Former Chelsea footballer, Jordan Tabor has died in Turkey while on holiday with his girlfriend Danielle McEachran and her family.
The 23-year-old fell to his death from a third floor balcony and died on the hotel patio where his lifeless body lay undiscovered for several hours.
Staff at the deluxe Titanic Beach Hotel in Antalya found Mr Tabor at 6am Wednesday morning – he was declared dead at the scene and taken directly to the mortuary.
A hotel spokeswoman confirmed: ‘Jordan’s body was discovered at around 6am yesterday morning. He’d apparently fallen from his third floor hotel room balcony. We’re not sure exactly what time he fell but believe it was around 4am. His girlfriend Danielle was still sleeping in the room. Hotel staff told her father who is on holiday with the group and he broke the sad news to Danielle. They were all completely devastated”.
Mr Tabor’s body was taken to a Turkish mortuary in Antalya where a post mortem examination will be carried out.
Danielle wrote on a social networking site: ‘Today I lost my best friend, my whole world. To everyone that knew Jordan just remember how much he loved u all and we will never ever forget him, I can’t describe how much this hurts but I am grateful for everyone being there for me and both our families, I know he is in a happy place without me moaning at him, (even though you love it really) we will miss you so much.’
The cause of the tragic accident is still unknown. Jordan Tabor played for Chelsea’s youth team for four years until 2009.