Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Emilio Ballack at the terribly young age of 18. – @Chelsea FC.
Emilio Ballack has died as a result of a quad bike accident.
Chelsea offered their condolences to Ballack and his family by releasing a statement on Twitter.
The 18-year-old was involved in an accident in the early hours of Thursday, according to Portuguese TV channel TVI24. Firefighters were called to the incident to rescue the teenager but they were unable to save his life after removing him from the vehicle.