Tributes to former England captain Ray Wilkins have come flooding in following the news of his passing.
The ex-Chelsea and Manchester United midfielder was placed in an induced coma after suffering a cardiac arrest last week, but died on Wednesday at the age of 61.
Many of Wilkins's former clubs, and teams he played against, have taken to Twitter to sing his praises and send their thoughts to his family.
Everybody associated with Chelsea Football Club is devastated to learn of the passing of our former player, captain and assistant coach, Ray Wilkins. Rest in peace, Ray, you will be dreadfully missed. pic.twitter.com/cSDhloOPDZ— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) April 4, 2018
The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Manchester United are with the family, friends and colleagues of our former midfielder Ray Wilkins, following his tragic passing. pic.twitter.com/38w2MW86eg— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 4, 2018
Players past and present have also paid tribute, as well as football pundits and figures from outside the sport.
Sad and chocked to hear of the passing of Ray Wilkins. A true football person with a totally underestimated contribution to our sport. One of the best I've seen. My thought are with his family. Rest in peace #RayWilkins @ManUtd— Peter Schmeichel (@Pschmeichel1) April 4, 2018
So very saddened by the news of the death of former England player Ray Wilkins. Got to know him during his time with @RangersFC - more lately a colleague @SkySportsNews and @talkSPORT. Will miss him. Will miss him a lot.— Jim White (@JimWhite) April 4, 2018
So upset to hear the news of Ray Wilkins. RIP Ray. Even when Ray left villa, he was always ringing me offering advice and telling me what I could do to improve. A true gentleman and one of the nicest guys I've ever met. 😢😢❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/SO6FydGMlQ— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) April 4, 2018
RIP Ray Wilkins.— Josh Zerker (@ZerkaaHD) April 4, 2018
We were lucky to have the pleasure of working with him during the 1st Wembley Cup and he was a great sport. Super down to earth and really funny.
Thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
Wilkins played for 12 clubs during his career, winning the FA Cup with United in 1983 and the Scottish title with Rangers in 1989.
Capped 84 times for England, the former midfielder is most commonly associated with Chelsea, having spent six years there as a player as well as having numerous stints as assistant manager and one as caretaker boss.
Wilkins also managed Queens Park Rangers, Fulham and the Jordan national team.