Former Lithuania International midfielder Karolis Chvedukas died on Monday, June 19, under mysterious conditions.
The News that broke out on Monday night that the player had passed away at the age of 32 didn’t reveal the cause of his demise.
Reports from Lithuanian media confirm that the police are now involved in the situation and have taken over background investigations into the matter.
The deceased, who made his first international appearance for the Lithuania national team in a friendly game against Armenia on March 5, 2014, playing 72 minutes from the start, only made 20 appearances during his playing career for the national side.
His last game for the Lithuania national team ended in a 4-1 defeat against a Serbian side, with the midfielder coming off the bench and getting a yellow card in the 83rd minute.
Chvedukas, who has only made an appearance for Lithuanian side Marijampol City since joining the club in March 2023, had prior to that time spent some years without a club after leaving Finnish side Kokkolan PV in January 2022. The Lithuanian, who started his career at FK Sduva and stayed there from 2008–2016, made 163 appearances for the club and scored 23 times.
The 32-year-old also played for Irish football clubs Dundalk F.C. and Waterford F.C. in the years 2018 and 2019, respectively, before moving to Oratory Youths, where he never played a single game, and finally to KPV Kokkola, where he made just seven appearances.
Following the tragic news, Chvedukas’ old teams paid respect to the departed on social media. Friends and well-wishers are reported to have been heartbroken by the ‘Beast from the East’s’ premature passing.