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29th Dec 2015

Tributes pour in as former Newcastle keeper Pavel Srnicek dies aged 47

Kevin Beirne

Former Newcastle United goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has passed away at just 47 years of age.

The Czech shot-stopper was in a coma after suffering a cardiac arrest a little over a week ago while running near his home in Ostrava, Czech Republic. His life-support machine was switched off on Tuesday.

Srnicek won 49 caps for the Czech Republic during a career which saw him spend time in England with Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham and Portsmouth – but it was during his spells at St James Park for which he will be best-remembered.

Members of the footballing community took to Twitter to share their sadness at the news…