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Ex-West Bromwich Albion striker Cyrille Regis dies aged 59

Former West Bromwich Albion player Cyrille Regis has died aged 59.

The French Guiana-born striker played for The Baggies before moving onto Coventry City.

He made 614 league appearances and scored 158 league goals.

As well as West Brom, he had played for Coventry City, Aston Villa and Wolves in a career that lasted almost 20 years.

He was also part of the team that won the FA Cup in 1987 for Coventry City.

Cyrille Regis was a trailblazer in English football. Credit: PA

The 59-year-old reportedly died of a heart attack, the news was announced on the WBA Former Players twitter page.

Today, his family released a statement via his Twitter account, thanking everyone for the love and support they have shown.

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Regis was part of the team that helped Coventry City win The FA Cup Credit: PA