Aston Villa Legend Graham Taylor Dies

12 January 2017, 18:44 | Updated: 13 January 2017, 13:11

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Former Aston Villa and Wolves manager Graham Taylor has died

The world of football is paying tribute to legend Graham Taylor, who has died from a suspected heart attack at the age of 72.

He had two spells in charge at Villa, as well as being in charge of Wolverhampton Wanderers for a year.

His family said in a statement: "With the greatest sadness, we have to announce that Graham passed away at his home early this morning of a suspected heart attack.

"The family are devastated by this sudden and totally unexpected loss."

Aston Villa manager Steve Bruce has paid tribute to Taylor ahead of their match at Wolves on Saturday.


Alan Shearer tweeted:

And Peter Crouch added:

Sir Elton John even took to Twitter to share his sadness:

Aston Villa and Wolves, who play each other in the Championship this weekend have remembered their former manager.