Remembering Cyrille

| January 20, 2018

I couldn’t stop thinking about Cyrille Regis this week. The first time I met Cyrille, he was at the height of his fame. The second time, he had just become a coach. Cyrille was always friendly to everyone; he made you feel like he’d known you all his life.

This is from his website Thank you Cyrille for making it easier for others, for sharing where you went wrong, and how you tried to get it right.

“Cyrille, now in his 50s, has found happiness and contentment in his life. This would not have been possible if Cyrille had not found God. Although Cyrille had been brought up with Christian values as a child, he had veered away from those values as an adult. In July of 1989 Cyrille’s best friend and former team-mate Laurie Cunningham, died in a car crash. This tragedy had a devastating impact on Cyrille as just two years earlier, Cyrille and Laurie had both been in a car accident where they had survived.

Laurie’s death left Cyrille pondering questions such as: Is there really life after death? Where is God in all of this? Why did this happen? Cyrille’s search for answers ultimately led him to what he described as “a real encounter with Jesus”. This encounter would change his life forever.

Cyrille became a born-again Christian and was passionate about sharing his story with others who may also be searching for answers. He remarked “I meet people all the time, some famous, some not who are all looking for hope and peace. I have learned that money cannot buy peace of mind so I simply tell people how I found hope and peace in God. The great thing about it is that anyone can have the peace that I have, you just need to know God.” Cyrille attended Renewal Christian Centre in Solihull and is also a Trustee of Christians in Sport.”

Cyrille RIP.


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Delia Dolor is an all-round media professional. She produces and presents television, radio and live shows. She is also a public speaker, magazine and print editor.
Delia has been credited with creating a more intimate confessional form of media communication and to have influenced the way talk shows in the Caribbean can influence the lives of others.

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