Bereaved couples moving message on gambling addiction as Leeds football club remembers their son – Yorkshire Evening Post

To the outside world, Lewis Keogh seemed to have it all.

Good looks, charm and an easy smile. A well-paid job, a company BMW and a smart flat. And, most importantly, friends and family who thought he was a diamond, one in a million.

Lewis Keogh with his niece Mia.

Lewis Keogh with his niece Mia.

But, away from work and his busy social scene, when he locked his door and, alone at home, fired up his laptop, Lewis was in turmoil he had become addicted to gambling.

He kept his habit a secret from everyone who knew him until, in 2013, he suddenly and shockingly took his own life at the age of 34.

Heartbreakingly, his suicide note included the words addiction is cruel.

Now, with players at his old amateur football club in Leeds …

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