Aston Villa is deeply saddened to learn of the death of our former defender Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37.
As a mark of respect, our players will sport black armbands during tonight's Championship Play-Off sem-final second leg against Middlesbrough.
Samuel enjoyed an eight-year stint at Villa Park between 1999 and 2007, making 200 appearances and scoring three goals in that time.
A part of the squad that made it to Wembley for the FA Cup Final in 2000, he was a much loved figure during his time in B6.
His career later saw him represent Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City before pursuing a move to Iran in 2011.
He represented his native Trinidad and Tobago on two occasions.