Tributes to Pavel Srnicek have flooded in on social media site Twitter after the former Newcastle United goalkeeper tragically died earlier today.
Srnicek had been rushed to hospital nine days ago, after he suffered a heart attack while out jogging in the Czech Republic.
The 47-year-old was placed in an induced coma, as doctors tried to save his life, but his death was confirmed earlier today.
Since messages have flooded in on Twitter, with a vast amount of players of past and present paying tribute to Srnicek.
The likes of Alan Shearer, Peter Schmeichel, David James and Ayoze Perez all left messages on social media, after hearing the sad news.
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
Desperately sad to see my former teammate pavel srnicek pass away, my thoughts are with his family at this awful time.. RIP.— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) December 29, 2015
Such sad news about Pavel Srnicek. My thoughts go out to his family and friends. #NUFCFamily— Ryan Taylor (@TaylorR1984) December 29, 2015
Sorry to hear about the passing of Pavel Srnicek. Thoughts are with his family and loved ones. RIP— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) December 29, 2015
Very very sad to hear about Pavel Srnicek. Excellent keeper, wonderful, honest and humble man. Passed away so early. RIP my friend.— osvaldo ardiles (@osvaldooardiles) December 29, 2015
RIP Pavel Srnicek...another VERY good man has left us way too early. Thoughts and prayers to his family.— bradley h friedel (@friedel_b) December 29, 2015
The goalkeepers union loses another member, football loses another character. RIP Pavel Srnicek— David James (@jamosfoundation) December 29, 2015
Very sad news about Pavel Srnicek. What a legend!! RIP #pavelisageordie— Andy Carroll (@AndyTCarroll) December 29, 2015
Srnicek’s career started Banik Ostrava, but it was in England where he really made his name.
Srnicek played for Newcastle for seven years between 1991 and 1998, before having spells with Sheffield Wednesday, Portsmouth and West Ham United.
He then returned back to Newcastle for the 2006-2007 season before retiring.
In an official statement the Magpies said: "The thoughts of everyone at Newcastle United are with Pavel's family, many friends, former colleagues and supporters at this very difficult time."