By Christian Smith
Former West Brom and England Striker Cyrille Regis has died, the Professional Footballers’ Association has announced.
The 59-year-old, who won five caps for England between 1982 and 1987, died on Sunday following a cardiac arrest.
Tributes dedicated to the Guyana born football star are pouring in from all angles.
The PFA while announcing described him as a “a true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends.”
Andrew Cole, @vancole9, said: “Devastated this morning my hero my pioneer the man behind the reason I wanted to play football has passed away 😢 my heart goes out to all his family RIP Cyrille Regis.”
Another football legend, who shared the field with the deceased, Alan Sherer recalled earlier moments with him.
“What a man. What a centre-forward!,” he wrote on his official Twitter handle, @alanshearer.
“One of my earliest football memories was walking into WBA for a trial as a 13 year old kid, seeing Cyrille Regis and being in awe of him. RIP big man 😢