Papa Bouba Diop took his last breath at the age of 42.
One of the best Senegalese footballers of all time suffered a long and severe illness.
In his career, he has played for Swiss Neuchatel, Grasshopper, Lens, Fulham, Portsmouth, AEK, West Ham and Birmingham City. Yet the most glorious moment of his career arrived in the summer of 2002.
The former Lens club said goodbye to him on Twitter.
Diop was suffering from a rare neurological disease known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth disorder, stated the English media.