Last night, Chad Robinson‘s family confirmed the tragic news that his body had been found, after the former NRL player had been missing for almost a month.
They issued a statement via the ‘Let’s find Chad Robinson‘ Facebook page, confirming the 36-year-old’s death.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we can confirm that Chad’s body has been found this afternoon… There are no words for our whole family’s loss and especially his two beautiful kids. Thank you everyone of you for your support the last few weeks. Brother you were the world to all of us, I can’t imagine life without you.”
Robinson had been missing since November 28, after he left his home barefoot without his phone or wallet.
The NRL community is in shock and devastation.
“The Parramatta Eels are devastated by the news of the tragic loss of Chad Robinson, Blue and Gold player number 617,” said Eels CEO Bernie Gurr in a statement.
“Chad was a much loved local junior, first grade player and valued teammate at our Club.
“Chad will be missed dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this very difficult time.”
Tributes for the former player are flowing in from across the NRL community.
On behalf of all of us at the @NRL we send our condolences to the family of Chad Robinson-Hug your families & always look out for each other
— Todd Greenberg (@Todd_Greenberg) December 22, 2016
Chad Robinson was such wonderful young man. This is so sad. I can’t imagine how his family must be feeling. Deepest sympathies. R.I.P. Chad
— Phil Gould (@Gus10Gould) December 22, 2016
So sad to hear the awful news about Robbo. Was a great man we we had some good times together. Love to his family. #ChadRobinson
— Luke Dorn (@lukedorn) December 22, 2016
Very sad news about Chad Robinson, thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones. #ItAintWeakToSpeak
— Keith Galloway (@kgalloway85) December 22, 2016
Such devastating news about Chad Robinson. Thoughts are with friends and family!
— Steve Turner (@SteveTurner84) December 22, 2016
Devastated. See you on the other side my friend, please know our thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones.
RIP Chad Robinson.
— Andy Raymond (@Andy_Raymond) December 22, 2016
Photo: Getty / Brendan Thorne.