Former Tottenham Hotspur player Anton Vokes has died aged 25 in a boating accident, according to reports.
His club, American side Charlotte FC, confirmed his death in a tweet, saying it was “devastated” and calling him an “outstanding man”.
Walkers died Wednesday afternoon after a boating accident in Miami, the Miami Herald reported.
He underwent CPR and was taken to hospital after being found unconscious when the two boats collided near Ocean Stadium, the newspaper said.
He is believed to have been in Florida for preseason training camp with his team.
Spurs tweeted: “Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former player Anton Vox. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with his family and friends at this incredibly sad time.”
Vokes was born in Lewisham, south London, and graduated from the Tottenham Hotspur youth academy.
He played for Tottenham at the Under-21 and Under-23 levels, but made just one appearance in the Carabao Cup.
The defender has since left Portsmouth and Atlanta United.
MLS tweeted: “Sadden by everyone in MLS today after learning of the tragic passing of Anton Vocks of Charlotte FC.
“Anton was a talented and dedicated player who was loved by his teammates and fans alike.
His former club Atalanta expressed “heartbreak”, calling him “the epitome of a great teammate whose personality lit up every room he entered”.
Charlotte FC owner David Tepper said Vox “was an amazing son, father, partner and teammate whose joyful approach to life touched everyone he met”.
“Anton made those around him better in every area of their lives,” he said.
Vox, who played for Portsmouth between 2018 and 2020, tweeted that he was “very sad” and said his thoughts were with his friends and family.