CRYSTAL PALACE mourn the loss of cheerleader Charlotte Duffy, who died at the age of 37 after a brave battle with cancer.
Duffy was one of the original Crystals who also made a name for herself as a model.
The Crystal Girls confirmed the sad news on social media, where they also posted a picture of her in full uniform at Selhurst Park.
The Crystals said she was “beautiful inside and out” and will be missed by the entire Palace family.
The crystal girls tweeted: “RIP Charlotte Duffy, one of the original Crystals who sadly lost her battle with cancer.
“She was beautiful inside and out and will be missed by all of us! We send our love to our family.”
The club followed up with a tweet expressing their condolences to Duffy’s loved ones.
crystal palace tweeted: “Everyone at the club offers their deepest condolences to Charlotte’s friends, family and loved ones.”
Following this, football fans of all stripes flocked to social media to pay tribute to Duffy and reach out to her family and friends.
One fan wrote: “This is so sad, my heart and soul goes out to Charlotte and her friends and family. A big part of the Palace family, way too young RIP Charlotte.”
Another commented, “Absolutely heartbreaking and my thoughts are with her family and friends.”
A third tweeted: “So sorry to hear this terrible news. Forever part of the #PalaceFamily.”
This fan wrote: “How very sad, way too young and so difficult for her family and friends. RIP Charlotte.”
And it said: “Very sad to read. I was introduced to all the crystals at a charity many years ago. Thoughts with friends and family.”