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“Drowning deep in my mind” – Christian Atsu’s wife sings a year on after her husband’s demise

Widow of the late Christian Atsu Marie Claire Rupio, has created a song as a tribute to her husband, who passed away in 2023.

Titled ‘Lotus’, the song is a deeply emotional piece composed by Marie Claire in memory of the late Ghanaian player.

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She released the song on February 6, 2024, coinciding with the day of the earthquake in Turkey, where she tragically lost her husband and father of her three children.

In a statement on social media, she said, “This is a very emotional day already for me and my Family, so many emotions but I know he’ll be proud of me that I didn’t put my head down. He is watching over us. This is for you up there.”

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Christian Atsu was discovered deceased on the morning of Saturday, February 18, 2022, at the location of his collapsed apartment, twelve days following a severe earthquake that struck regions of Turkey and Syria.

The 31-year-old, prior to his passing, had represented the Black Stars in 65 matches after his debut in an international friendly against Lesotho at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in 2012.

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Atsu had notable spells with clubs including Vitesse, Chelsea, Newcastle, Bournemouth, Everton, and Malaga, among others.

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