Former Leicester Tigers player Steve Booth has died suddenly at the age of 42.

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It is understood that Booth died from a suspected heart attack on Tuesday afternoon in Leicester.

Primarily a winger, Booth played for Tigers from 2000 to 2004, and for Bath Rugby from 2004 to 2005.

A rugby league convert, the Pontefract-born utility back was also adept at scrum-half and was known for his pace.

A well-liked and popular character during his time at the club, the father-of-two’s sudden death has shocked the wider Tigers’ rugby community.

Tributes were made to Booth on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/AndyGoode10/status/1161550434575749120?s=19
https://twitter.com/Tom_Varndell/status/1161562653829017600?s=19
https://twitter.com/Plewsy10/status/1161433677903085584?s=19
https://twitter.com/RugbyNause/status/1161413866443722752?s=19

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