Rio Ferdinand has paid tribute to footballer Jlloyd Samuel following his tragic death.
The 37-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene in High Legh, Cheshire.
A minute’s applause was held at Jlloyd’s former team Aston Villa’s play off against Middlesbrough, where supporters sang “there’s only one Jlloyd Samuel.”
Taking to Instagram, Rio shared an image of himself playing alongside Jlloyd.
Rio described Jlloyd as “humble” in the post, with “not a bad bone in his body” on the photo that has racked up over 70,000 likes.
The heartwarming photo was captioned: “What a lovely humble guy Jlloyd was. Always smiling whenever I see him and not a bad bone in his body.”
The BT Sport pundit also offered his wishes to the star’s family.
“You will be missed by many. Condolences to you wife, 4 kids & family,” the post concluded.
Kevin Davies, Jlloyd’s former Bolton teammate was amongst other football stars to pay tribute.
“I remember him being very smart, he was very dapper, always with a smile on his face and he just enjoyed life,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.
His former boss, David O’Leary, told BBC Radio 5: “He was a very happy-go-lucky, smiling boy. I just remember him from day one as a refreshing young lad who wanted to do well. It was a pleasure to be his manager for three years.”