The sad news broke this afternoon that football had lost another legend, with Jloyd Samuel passing away.
The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a car crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.
The Trinidad and Tobago international played well over 100 games for Aston Villa, and was a regular for the Midlands side during their long stint in the Premier League.
He also played 71 times for Bolton Wanderers during their time in the top flight.
As well as these two clubs, Jloyd Samuel enjoyed spells at Gillingham and Cardiff City, before moving to Iran to finish his playing career.
He only hung up his playing boots in 2017, before becoming player-manager of Egerton.
The footballing world have been quick to pay their respects on Twitter following the announcement of his death.
Here is a look at some of the tributes paid to Jloyd Samuel:
Football fans will be keeping their fingers crossed that Aston Villa can get a win for their former left back in tonight’s Play-Off Semi Final second leg.
RIP jloyd Samuel decent LB for the villa back in the day , hopefully villa gets the win tonight for him
— George Georgallas (@GGeorgallas86) May 15, 2018
The news has left the footballing world reeling.
This man describes Jloyd Samuel as a gent, and says he has been taken from us far too soon.
Incredibly sad news about Jloyd Samuel. Will never forget how helpful and accommodating he was when I interviewed him for the NOTW in 2006 about his wish to play for Trinidad & Tobago. A gent; gone too soon…
— Andrew Sleight (@andrewksleight) May 15, 2018
Popular TV show Soccer AM were quick to pay their respects, offering their condolences to the friends and family of the late Jloyd Samuel.
— Soccer AM (@SoccerAM) May 15, 2018
Aston Villa fans have called for a minute’s silence or applause ahead of tonight’s game to remember their former defender.
— Gary Poole (@gary_poole80) May 15, 2018
Meanwhile, the club have confirmed that their players will wear black armbands tonight as a show of respect.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a car accident
— Aston Villa FC (@AVFCOfficial) May 15, 2018
The thoughts of everyone at the72 are with the friends and family of Jloyd Samuel at this time. May he rest in peace.