Updated March 28th.
The funeral of Paul Jiggins will take place at the City of London crematorium in Wanstead on April 13th, at 11.30am. Paul’s family have said friends and colleagues are welcome, and stressed they would prefer blue rather than black ties to be worn.
We at the FWA were saddened to learn of the sudden death of Sun football reporter Paul Jiggins at the age of 50 on Wednesday March 16.
Paul was a friend and colleague to many of us, a warm and friendly presence in the press box with a fantastic sense of humour and witty way with words. Most of all he was a loving family man.
Tributes have been pouring in since the news was released by his beloved Millwall FC, whom he regularly championed, on Thursday afternoon. As a mark of respect, Millwall’s players will wear black armbands during Saturday’s match at Stoke City and also at the next home game against Swansea City, before which there will be a minute of applause so that supporters can join together in remembering Jiggo.
In a long-lasting tribute, The Den’s press lounge will be renamed the Paul Jiggins Media Suite.
We will run a fuller tribute to Jiggo, who spent most of his career at The Sun and covered Tottenham and England’s under-21s for them. in the meantime our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and colleagues. He will be much missed. RIP Jiggo.