Pavel Srnicek, the former Newcastle and Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper, has passed away aged just 47.
The Czech international, who played 49 times for his country, suffered a cardiac arrest while out jogging on December 20th.
Since then, he was in an induced coma.
BREAKING: Former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died aged 47 #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) December 29, 2015
Along with spending time promoting his recently released book, Srnicek was working as a goalkeeping coach with Sparta Prague.
In two spells at St. James Park, 1991 - 1998 and 2006 - 2007, he established himself as a fan favourite.
At half time in Newcastle's St. Stephen's Day game against Everton, fans sang 'Pavel is a Geordie' which was recorded and played at his bedside.
Tributes from former teammates and those who played against him have been paid to Srnicek.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 29, 2015
A truly beautiful soul has left this world far too early!! Thank you so much for everything you did for me Pav pic.twitter.com/0nXY6JUGRq
— Stephen Harper (@steveharper37) December 29, 2015
It is with incredible sadness that I've have learned that Pavel Srnicek has died. A gentleman and a great sportsman. RIP my friend
— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) December 29, 2015
Pavel Srnicek so sad RIP
— Peter Reid (@reid6peter) December 29, 2015
So sad to hear about Pavel Srnicek. Proud to have known him and play with him. Absolute gentleman. #RIPPAV
— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) December 29, 2015