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West Brom midfielder: 'Thoughts with Turina family'

West Brom Albion and Sweden midfielder Markus Rosenberg has tweeted following news of the death of Croatian goalkeeper, Ivan Turina.

Read: Croatian goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm home

Read: Fact file: Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina

Fact file: Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina

Ivan Turina, playing for Dinamo Zagreb, clears the ball against Arsenal in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match in 2006.
Ivan Turina, playing for Dinamo Zagreb, clears the ball against Arsenal in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match in 2006. Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina, who was found dead in his apartment in Stockholm today, played for several clubs across Europe.

He began his career at Dinamo Zagreb in 1998 as a youth team player before gradually making his way into the first team.

He made over 70 appearances for the club and had various loan spells at other teams around Europe.

Turina, who was 32, won his only international cap for his country in a friendly match against Hong Kong in 2006.

He appeared for Dinamo Zagreb in a UEFA Champions League third round qualifying match against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium later on that year.

Turina's current club, Swedish side AIK, confirmed his death in a statement.

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Croatian goalkeeper found dead in Stockholm home

Goalkeeper Ivan Turina during a UEFA Cup match in 2008.
Goalkeeper Ivan Turina during a UEFA Cup match in 2008. Credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

Croatian goalkeeper Ivan Turina has been found dead in his apartment in Stockholm, his club AIK said in a statement.

The Swedish football club added that Turina "died suddenly in his sleep and there was no suspicion of crime."

The 32-year-old joined AIK from Dinamo Zagreb in 2010 and had one cap for Croatia.

Funeral held for Welsh-born Princess Liliane of Sweden

The funeral of the Welsh-born Princess Liliane of Sweden is being held today in the capital Stockholm.

Lillian May Davies was born in Swansea in 1915 and met Prince Bertil, the third son of the King of Sweden, in London during the Second World War.

The pair shared a 33-year romance but never married because as it would have deprived the prince of his place in the succession.

Members of the Royal Guard carry the coffin of Sweden's British-born Princess Lilian Credit: REUTERS/Maja Suslin/Scanpix

A funeral service was held in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm in her honour.

Princess Liliane died on Sunday at the age of 97.

Members of the Royal Guard hold wreaths in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm
Members of the Royal Guard hold wreaths in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm Credit: REUTERS/Jonas Ekstromer/Scanpix

Read more about Princess Liliane here.

Princess Lillian of Sweden dies aged 97

HRH Princess Lilian of Sweden has died aged 97.

She was born Lillian May Davies in Swansea on August 30 1915. Moving to London in her teens, she took on various careers including modelling, dancing and singing.

In 1943 she met Prince Bertil, the third son of the King of Sweden. They chose not to marry as it would have deprived the prince of his place in the succession, so the couple lived together discreetly.

ITV News' Lucrezia Millarini looks back at her life:

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One of Sweden's best-known love stories

Princess Lilian’s decades-long love story with the king's uncle was one of Sweden's best-known love stories.

She died yesterday aged 97 after an eventful life:

  • Born in Swansea, she moved to London at 16 to embark on a career as a model and an actress
  • She showcased hats and gloves in commercials
  • She met Prince Bertil in 1943 during WWII – he was stationed at the Swedish Embassy in the London as a naval attaché
  • His obligations to the throne and Lilian's status as a divorced commoner prevented them from making their love public
  • In 1976, some 33 years after they first met, they were finally given approval to get married

Swedish Prime Minister pays tribute to Princess Lilian

Princess Lilian
The Royal Palace says Lilian died on Sunday. Credit: AP Photo/Henrik Montgomery

Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has paid tribute to Princess Lilian of Sweden, who passed away yesterday aged 97.

The Welsh-born actress married Prince Bertil in her 60s after finally receiving the king’s blessing – the pair first met in London during World War II when she was 28.

Reinfeldt said that a "much loved and appreciated member of the royal family has now passed away".

Prince Bertil's father, King Gustaf VI Adolf, had refused to allow the couple to get married because she was commoner and divorcee.

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