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THE LATE Cyrille Regis was honoured with a tram named after him in his honour last weekend.
The tram was unveiled at a special ceremony organised by Transport for West Midlands, following the first anniversary of his death in January 2018. Regis died from a heart attack.
Regis is a legend in the Midlands having played for West Bromwich Albion, Coventry, Aston Villa and Wolves and is thought of as one of the English game’s pioneering black footballers.
The former West Bromwich Albion player’s family, friends and teammates attended the event, where his widow Julia Regis said messages of support from fans "has helped me to get through what has been the most difficult year of my life".
The new tram bearing Regis' name will be operated on the Midlands Metro service, a direct line from West Bromwich into Birmingham city centre.
Source: Voice Newspaper, 21/1/2019