The footballing world is mourning Emiliano Sala after his body was identified in the wreckage of a plane which crashed in the English Channel.
Dorset Police disclosed the sad news in a statement saying their coroner had identified the 28-year-old, and that the families of Sala and pilot David Ibbotson had been notified.
Sala, recently completed a £15m move to Cardiff two days earlier, was on his way to the Welsh capital after bidding farewell to his team-mates in Nantes, where he had previously played.
Condolences from the football word have poured in on social media since the death of the striker was announced.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family, friends, and teammates of Emiliano Sala.
Never Forgotten. pic.twitter.com/wLrY7SAkuk
— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 8, 2019
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) February 8, 2019
— Valentine Chinyem (@valralph123) February 8, 2019
— TwittaNerd™ (@LindoMyeni) February 8, 2019
— Goal (@goal) February 8, 2019
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 7, 2019
Everyone at #NCAFC would like to pass on our condolences to @CardiffCityFC, @FCNantes as well as all of the friends and family of Emiliano Sala at this tragic time. #RIPEmiliano 💙 https://t.co/hBFJk7F1RB
— Newport County AFC (@NewportCounty) February 8, 2019
Emiliano Sala heads home Nantes’ opener in a 3-2 win over Marseille. It was the last goal he would ever score.
— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) February 8, 2019
— Oli Lines (@oliverlines147) February 7, 2019
RIP Emiliano Sala 🙏🏾😔 pic.twitter.com/JYpmL4zQu4
— Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) February 8, 2019
— Ilkay Gündogan (@IlkayGuendogan) February 8, 2019
— LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) February 7, 2019
Rest in peace Emiliano Sala.
We’re sending love and condolences to everyone affected. 💛💙 pic.twitter.com/FUY84A51SX
— AFC Ajax (@AFCAjax) February 8, 2019
RIP Emi 🙏 pic.twitter.com/IinRScjlgC
— Olympique Lyonnais (@OL) February 8, 2019
May you rest in peace Emiliano #Sala 🙏🏻💛💚💙
— AC Milan (@acmilan) February 8, 2019
Rest in peace, Emiliano Sala 🙏🏽
Condolences to the families of Emiliano and the pilot. pic.twitter.com/EDKsbxpmTg
— Jerome Boateng (@JB17Official) February 8, 2019