There is terrible and extremely sad news today that former Newcastle goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek has died following a cardiac arrest he suffered a week last Sunday.
This is just tragic news for one so young who was a great goalkeeper for Newcastle United and a real favorite with the fans.
Pavel Srnicek – great goalkeeper for Newcastle has died
The 47-year-old had been placed in an induced coma in the Czech Republic after he suffered the cardiac arrest while he was out running a week last Sunday.
His agent, Steve Wraith, has said this in a statement today:
“It is with deep sadness that I have to announce the passing of former Newcastle United player Pavel Srnicek.”
“Pavel suffered a cardiac arrest before the Christmas period in his home country and had been in an induced coma in hospital with his close family around his bedside.”
“Despite the best medical attention the final brain scans on Monday showed irreversible damage and the decision had to be taken to switch off the life support machine.”
“Pav passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 29 2015 with his family by his side.”
“Pavel, the goalkeeping coach at Sparta Prague, had recently been on a whistle-stop tour of Tyneside to promote his autobiography, ‘Pavel Is A Geordie’, something that he was very proud of.”
“My final conversation with him was about getting the entertainers team back together one more time for charity next year as it will be 20 years since that Newcastle team almost won the Premier League.”
“We will make that happen and celebrate this great man’s life together.”
Newcastle United have sent out the following on their Twitter account.
Our deepest condolences go to Pavel’s family, many friends, former colleagues and supporters at this very difficult time. #NUFC
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) December 29, 2015
Alan Shearer sent out this message on his Twitter account about his former team-mate.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 29, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.