Tributes have been paid to former Paris Saint-Germain and Cameroon star Modeste M’Bami, who died from a heart attack at the age of 40.
The French club released a statement confirming the sad news.
“Paris Saint-Germain is in mourning. Modeste M’Bami has passed away at the age of 40 after suffering a heart attack,” the club said. “PSG offers heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.”
M’Bami won the Coupe de France twice during a three-year stay in Paris, playing 83 times in total.
He then went on to play for the likes of Marseille, Almeira and Le Harve, before retiring in 2015.
The midfielder also played 37 times for Cameroon, winning a gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino was among those to pay tribute.
Sharing a picture of M’Bami on Instagram, he wrote: “Such sad news. RIP Modeste M’Bami.”
Cameroon teammate George Elokobi wrote on Twitter: “Devastating news. R I P my friend Modeste Mbami. Gone too soon
“Thank you for your warm welcome and a good roommate My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to your family and friends.
“Thank you for all your contributions to the Cameroon National Team.”
Ex-Marseille teammate, Toifilou Maoulida, said: “I just heard the sad news.
“He was more than a teammate, a wonderful friend always smiling… All my sincere condolences to his family and loved ones
“Rest in peace Modeste M’Bami.”