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Cardiff rocked by Peter Whittingham death

TRIBUTES have poured in for Peter Whittingham after his death at the age of 35.

Cardiff, for whom the midfielder scored 98 goals in 459 games, said they were ‘heartbroken’ and the news had ‘shaken us to our very foundation’.

Dad-of-two Whittingham (pictured) suffered head injuries at a Barry pub on March 7 from what South Wales Police called an ‘accidental fall’.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Manchester United boss who managed Cardiff in 2014, said: ‘Peter was a fantastic footballer and an incredible human being. It’s hard to believe he has been taken from us at such a young age.’

Former team-mate Aaron Ramsey, who now plays for Juventus, wrote on Instagram: ‘I will forever be grateful for you taking me under your wing.

‘You were one of the most technical and gifted players I’ve played with.’

Whittingham began at boyhood club Aston Villa before a decade at Cardiff saw him play in the FA Cup and League Cup finals and win a Championship title. He left his final club, Blackburn, in 2018.