Cyrille Regis, the former England and West Brom footballer has died.
He was 59 years old.
Considered a pioneer for black footballers in the game he played 297 times for West Brom scoring 112 goals. He later moved to Coventry in a £250,000 deal in 1984. He scored 62 goals in 274 appearances for Coventry and was pivotal in their FA Cup-winning side in 1987.
After retiring from the game in 1996 he went on to be a coach for the baggies and later an agent.
"A true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends," the Professional Footballers' Association said announcing the news of his passing.
Terribly sad news this morning that footballing pioneer Cyrille Regis has died aged 59.— Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) January 15, 2018
A true gentleman and legend, he will be deeply missed. Our sympathies to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/93JQ5LZlCa