Former Barnsley and Cardiff City defender Chris Barker has died at the age of 39.
The left-back made over 150 appearances for Cardiff and also played over 100 times for Barnsley – where he began his league career – and Southend.
Barker also represented QPR, Plymouth Argyle and Aldershot Town during a playing career which spanned 17 years.
His sports management agency World in Motion tweeted on Thursday: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the untimely and tragic passing at the age of 39 of Chris Barker.
“Chris was a client throughout his outstanding playing career of over 500 league games.
“Moreover, Chris was a wonderful person, an absolute gentleman and a pleasure to work for.”