Sky Sports News presenter Fraser Robertson has passed away aged 47.
The Scottish broadcaster and journalist was well-known for his coverage of the Ireland team during Mick McCarthy's first stint in charge, which included the infamous Saipan clash with Roy Keane in 2002.
McCarthy paid tribute to Robertson on Wednesday.
“It’s very sad. I really feel for his family,” McCarthy said.
He was a great lad, I used to laugh with him because he used to always end his reports with that ‘Sky Sports News’ line. I always repeated it to him any time I saw him.
Its just very, very sad and my thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
Several former Irish internationals have also paid tribute to the Scotsman, as well as several people from across the football community.
Sorry to hear the news of the passing of @SkySportsNews presenter Fraser Robertson, Did lots of interviews with him over the years (Great man) Way to young to pass, thoughts and prayers with his family and friends RIP 🙏🏼
— Shay Given (@No1shaygiven) March 20, 2019
Sky Sports did confirm that he passed away from natural causes. He is survived by his wife and daughter.