A TALENTED footballer’s life support has been switched off.

Police launched a murder investigation last night and announced that crash victim Suel Delgado had died.

Friends contacted The Argus this morning to say his life support was still on, which was confirmed. His life support has now been turned off this afternoon, we can confirm.

In a statement Sussex Police said: “The 20-year-old, who suffered serious head injuries after a collision in Marine Parade, Brighton, had been placed on a life support machine but sadly he was pronounced dead yesterday afternoon .

“We are in close liaison with his immediate family, who are receiving the support of specialist officers.

“This is now a murder investigation and we are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident or has any information about it to come forward.”

Marine Parade was closed between the Palace Pier and Lower Rock Gardens until today.

Suel attended the Thomas Bennett Community College in Crawley, and has played football for Sussex teams in the Southern Combination Football League.

Tributes have been posted online to the youngster, including from Loxwood FC manager Alex Walsh. He wrote: “Today was the hardest day as a football manager.

To have to write on the group chat that one of your players has passed away is not right. “We have fond memories of you bro, in pre season you was there.

Eating pizza after sessions, you was there. Supporting the team if you were selected or not, you was there. “I know you can’t come down but we all know you’ll be there. We will miss you Suel. “Our thoughts are with your family and friends.”

Friends and family had been told to say their goodbyes yesterday evening as Sussex Police launched a murder inquiry. His life support was kept running until this afternoon.

Police launched Operation Danebridge to investigate the incident, which happened shortly after 5am on Sunday.

A larger group of men were involved in a fight, when some of the group got into a car and mowed down three men.

The two other young men, aged 18 and aged 22, remain in a serious condition in hospital. A BMW X6 was later found abandoned in Middle Street.

A 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder on Monday.

Meanwhile a 32-year-old man arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm on Sunday has been released under investigation.