"So sad to hear my uni coach passed away graham dilley,great man and top coach did a lot for me , will miss him," Sussex spin-bowler Monty Panesar tweeted.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan wrote on Twitter: "Absolutely Gutted.. RIP Graham Dilley."
England Twenty20 skipper Stuart Broad also took to Twitter, saying: "Very sad to hear about Graham Dilley. Wonderful fast bowler and lovely man. 52 is too young. RIP."
Batsman Kevin Pietersen, currently on tour with England in India said: "What an amazing guy Graham Dilley was.. Always smiling & always helping spread his knowledge about our great game. RIP Dill!!! Sad day.."
Ian Botham told Sky Sports News: "He was a fantastic cricketer, he had a lot of talent and would have played more for England but for a lot of injuries.
"He had a good sense of humour and always wanted to be part of the party. He was great to be around, it is a very sad day."
Dilley made 41 Test appearances for England.