Former Cardiff City and Aston Villa player, Peter Whittingham has died aged 35.
Whittingham had been hospitalized for more than a week after suffering a head injury due to a fall in a pub in Barry.
The midfielder’s former club, Cardiff confirmed the news.
In a statement, the club said:
“It is with an immeasurable amount of sorrow that we must inform supporters that Peter Whittingham has passed away at the age of 35. We are heartbroken,” they wrote in a statement.
“The news of Peter’s sudden and untimely passing has shaken us to our very foundation. Our love goes out to his wife Amanda, their young son and family.
“They are at the forefront of our thoughts and, on their behalf, we ask for their privacy to be respected at this unfathomably cruel and difficult time.”
Whittingham started his career at Villa, where he played more than 50 league games and won 17 England Under-21 caps.
He joined Cardiff in 2007 where he built himself as a club legend with 459 appearances and 98 goals before leaving in 2017.
Whittingham then moved to Blackburn Rovers, before leaving a year later.
Condolences are still pouring in for the late football star.