Former Premier League referee, Paul Alcock, has passed away after battling cancer.
Alcock popular for taking a tumble after he was pushed by Paolo Di Canio died at the age of 64.
He passed away Monday afternoon, January 29, at Maidstone Hospital in Kent after two years battle with cancer.
Before his death, Alcock raised thousands of pounds for charity after his retirement from the beautiful game.
Alcock’s close friend Bill Moss, 68, told Sun Uk: “I’ve seen him every step of the way as he’s battled the cancer and he fought and fought and fought.
“It’s the opinion of most that his heart lasted more than anyone could have imagined because he was so fit.
“He reached the pinnacle which any aspiring referee wants to reach by officiating in the Premier League.
“Even after he retired, which he had to do aged 47, he stuck with it and became a referee assessor.
“I went with him many times to matches and it was obvious how respected he was from people across the game.
“He was one of those faces that everyone knew, and everyone wanted a piece of him.”