Chris Eubank’s son Sebastian drowns in Dubai just days before his 30th birthday as ex-boxer pays tribute to ‘loved’ PT
CHRIS Eubank’s son has tragically drowned in Dubai just days before his 30th birthday.
The former boxing champ‘s son Sebastian, 29, became a dad for the first time a month ago and was making a life for himself in the UEA with wife Salma.Sebastian Eubank has drowned in Dubai[/caption] Sebastian, pictured here with his dad and brothers, became a dad a month ago[/caption]
His devastated dad Chris Eubank Sr has hailed his “loved” son a “deep thinker” as he paid a heartfelt tribute to him.
“Never did I ever imagine I would write these words or experience the feeling I now have at the loss of my son,” he said,
“My family and I are devastated to hear of the death of Sebastian just days before what would have been his 30th birthday.
“He leaves his wife Salma, his son Raheem born just a month ago, his mother Karron Meadows, brothers Nathanael, Chris, Jr, Joseph, one sister Emily and countless relatives and friends.
“Sebastian grew up in Hove in England but in the last few years made his life in Dubai where he had a wide circle of friends and was a leader in the adoption of a healthy lifestyle and of alternative therapies.”
Eubank Sr said his son had been working as a personal trainer and professional boxder.Sebastian, 29, with his dad Chris Sr and brother Chris Jr[/caption] Sebastian followed in his dad’s footsteps with a boxing career[/caption]
“Sebastian was also a deep thinker who liked to challenge accepted wisdom,” he added.
“He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be forever in the thoughts of friends and family.
“As a family we now kindly ask to be given space and privacy to celebrate his life and remember the son, the brother, the husband, the friend.”
Following in his dad’s footsteps, Sebastian made his MMA debut last year.
Sebastian was born in 1991 and, like his older brother Chris Jr, was born in Brighton before moving to the US.
In 2008 there were issues between the Eubank’s and the family that adopted the two brothers while they lived in the US, with them claiming they were not sent enough money to look after them.
Sebastian was also a deep thinker who liked to challenge accepted wisdom.He was loved and respected by all who knew him and will be forever in the thoughts of friends and family.Chris Eubank Sr
Sebastian is survived by his dad, mum Karron Meadows, brother Chris Jr, and two younger siblings Emily and Joseph.
His mum Karron said: “Our whole family is grieving at the huge loss of our son and brother, Sebastian.
“Please respect our grief and privacy while we try to comprehend our loss.”
Chris Eubank Sr, who held the WBO middleweight and super-middleweight titles between 1990 and 1995 – appeared on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories earlier this year and spoke about his three marriages.
The 54-year-old opened up about the shocking moment his first wife Karron told him she wanted a divorce.Chris Eubank Sr pictured with his late son in Hyde Park in 2015[/caption]
Piers asked him: “How did you feel when Karron left you?”
“I didn’t believe it,” Eubank admitted, saying she was floored by her request, “When she said she wanted a divorce. I said, ‘you can’t be serious”. She said, ‘Yeah’.
“I said, ‘OK’. But I didn’t believe it. And I think it was about a year and a half later we were divorced.”
Piers, 55, questioned Eubank about the rumours his alleged infidelity lead to the ruin of his first marriage, but the legendary boxer refused to open up about it.
The boxer’s marriage to Karron ended badly amid cheating allegations and in 2005 he was declared bankrupt with debts of £1.3million after mass spending sprees.
“I always came home to my wife… I’m not going to talk of my past regrets,” he said.
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Chris has been married twice in the past, first to Karron with whom he had four children from 1990 to 2005 and then to his former manager Claire Geary from 2014 to 2017.
While things did not end amicably in his first two marriages, Eubank believed he’s found “the one” with his third wife who wants to remain out of the public eye.
Eubank Sr was a world champion for five years and was one of the most recognisable fighters of the 1990s, with his eccentric personality and talent in the ring proving a watchable combination.Chris Eubank Jr’s son Sebastian has died[/caption] Sebastian with his dad and brothers[/caption]
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