"We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a vehicle accident", a statement from the the club read.
"The Trinidad and Tobago FA and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".
After a brief spell with Cardiff in 2011, Samuel moved to Iranian side Esteghlal where he spent three years.
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The news has left the footballing world reeling. "Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this incredibly hard time".
Popular TV show Soccer AM were quick to pay their respects, offering their condolences to the friends and family of the late Jloyd Samuel.
Samuel celebrated his 37th birthday in March this year. Rest in peace, Jlloyd.
It is understood that the man who was driving the van sustained serious injuries and was immediately taken to hospital for treatment.
The former Aston Villa and Bolton Wanderers defender was killed in a auto crash today (May 15) at the young age of just 37.