Former Cardiff City footballer Peter Whittingham has died at the University Hospital of Wales earlier today.
At around 10pm on March 7, South Wales Police were called to a licensed premises in Barry.
The 35-year-old footballer from Penarth suffered a head injury as a result of a fall and had been taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.
A statement has been released by Cardiff City FC:
“The news of Peter’s sudden and untimely passing has shaken us to our very foundation. Our love goes out to his wife Amanda, their young son and family. They are at the forefront of our thoughts and, on their behalf, we ask for their privacy to be respected at this unfathomably cruel and difficult time.
“First and foremost, Peter was a family man – and somebody who could light up a room with his sense of humour, warmth and personality. Then, as a professional footballer – as a Bluebird – he excelled with talent, ease, grace and humility. Nobody did it better.
“The loss of Peter will be painfully felt by our city, supporters and indeed all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him. We love you Pete and your memory will eternally stay with us.”
At this stage there is no evidence or suggestion of a criminal act, and it appears the injury was caused by an accidental fall.
A file of evidence is being prepared for H M Coroner.