Former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool footballer Michael Robinson has died at the age of 61.
The Leicester-born Irish international passed away in Madrid following a long battle with cancer.
He won 24 Ireland caps between 1980 and 1986, scoring four goals.
Robinson, who represented Liverpool from 1983 to 1984, finished his playing career with Osasuna in La Liga, spending two years at the Pamplona-based club from 1987 to 1989.
After retiring as a player, he established a long broadcasting and commentary career in Spain.
He revealed in December 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a malignant melanoma.
Con tremenda tristeza os comunicamos el fallecimiento de Michael. Nos deja un gran vacío, pero también innumerables recuerdos, llenos del mismo amor que le habéis demostrado. Os estaremos eternamente agradecidos por haber hecho a este hombre TAN FELIZ, nunca caminó solo. Gracias— Michael Robinson (@michaelrobinson) April 28, 2020
"It is with tremendous sadness that we are announcing the death of Michael," said a statement published via his official Twitter account on Tuesday morning.
"He leaves a big void behind but also countless memories, full of the same love that he always showed.
"We will be eternally grateful to you for making this man SO HAPPY, he never walked alone. Thank you."
The FAI is saddened to learn of the death of former Ireland international Michael Robinson— FAIreland ?????? (@FAIreland) April 28, 2020
Michael played 24 games at senior level, scoring four goals during the 1980s
May he rest in peace ?? pic.twitter.com/IL3fpOMC1j
Tributes have poured in from the FAI, former Liverpool team-mates and across Spanish football, including from FB Barcelona and his former club Osasuna.
We at FC Barcelona wish to express our deepest condolences for the passing of Michael Robinson, a person who loved football and who knew how to explain it with knowledge and ingenuity. He was the winner of the 2018 Vázquez Montalbán International Journalism Award. Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/IsMAooaxmm— FC Barcelona (from ??) (@FCBarcelona) April 28, 2020
Estamos consternados por el fallecimiento de Michael Robinson. Su legado siempre permanecerá entre nosotros.— C. A. OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) April 28, 2020
Enviamos nuestro más cálido abrazo a sus seres queridos.
DEP, @michaelrobinson. pic.twitter.com/vDHyogWq4g
During his only full season at Liverpool, Robinson won the European Cup, Division One title and the League Cup.
His professional career had started with Preston, before Robinson also played for Brighton, Manchester City, QPR and then Osasuna.