Former Aston Villa defender Jlloyd Samuel has died in a car crash at the age of 37, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has confirmed.
Samuel had dropped his children off at school, and was involved in a fatal collision on his way home.
The Trinidadian FA confirmed the heartbreaking news on its Facebook page.
"According to reports, Jlloyd was returning home after dropping his kids off to school and collided with an oncoming vehicle. His vehicle caught fire and his body was discovered burnt.
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
Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time
Everybody associated with Bolton Wanderers Football Club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our former defender, Jlloyd Samuel.— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) May 15, 2018
Rest in peace, Jlloyd. Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this difficult time.#BWFC 🐘 🏰 pic.twitter.com/ghyeJpCuYd
Cardiff City FC (@CardiffCityFC) May 15, 2018
"The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the UK and here in Trinidad and Tobago."
Samuel began his senior professional career at Aston Villa and spent nine years at the club, and also turned out for the likes of Gillingham, Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City, as well as Iranian clubs Esteghlal and Paykan.
Samuel also played for England at youth level, featuring for the Under-18, Under-20 and Under-21 teams, but pledged his international allegiance to Trinidad, winning two caps.
Villa have confirmed they will wear black armbands during the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough on Tuesday. Villa hold a 1-0 lead from the first leg.