Jereon Boere has died at the very young age of 39-year-old. He retired from football in 1999 when he lost an eye after being stabbed in Japan, and had been working in Spain as real estate agent.
Early reports said he was found dead at home, but it is also rumoured that he died in a car crash.
Boere started his professional career at Excelsior Rotterdam before joining West Ham in 1993. He also played for Portsmouth, West Bromwich Albion, Crystal Palace and Southend United. He made 18 appearances for the Hammers, plus another eleven as sub. He scored seven goals.
What shockingly young age to die. He will be remembered fondly by all those who saw him play.