Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FORMER United Keeper Peter Schmeichel

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

FORMER United Keeper Peter Schmeichel

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- FORMER United keeper Peter Schmeichel has led the tributes following the shock death of fellow goalkeeper Pavel Srnicek.

The hugely popular ex-Newcastle player suffered a cardiac arrest while out jogging in his native Czech Republic on December 20 and suffered irreversible brain damage.

He passed away yesterday at the age of 47.

His agent, Steve Wraith, said in a statement: "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. …

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