Former Leicester Tigers player Steve Booth has died suddenly at the age of 42.
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.
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) August 14, 2019
— Tom Varndell (@Tom_Varndell) August 14, 2019
Very sad news that my great friend, Ex Tigers and Bath Rugby player Steve Booth passed away suddenly yesterday, will miss ya Boothy pal, too many memories to ever forget, god bless you mate, RIP #SteveBooth. Xxx
— Steve Plews (@Plewsy10) August 14, 2019
— Rugby Nause (@RugbyNause) August 13, 2019
— Huddersfield RUFC (@Huddersfield_RU) August 14, 2019
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