Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham dies at age of 35

Former Cardiff midfielder Peter Whittingham has died at the age of 35 following a fall 12 days ago.

Whittingham suffered head injuries at a pub in Barry on March 7 from what South Wales Police have described as an "accidental fall".

In a statement on their website, Cardiff said: "It is with an immeasurable amount of sorrow that we must inform supporters that Peter Whittingham has passed away at the age of 35. We are heartbroken.

"The news of Peter's sudden and untimely passing has shaken us to our very foundation."

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Watford's Troy Deeney gets away from Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham (left) during the pre-season friendly at Cardiff City Stadium, Wales.
File photo dated 30-07-2016 of Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham
Birmingham City's Demarai Gray and Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham battle for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match at St Andrew's, Birmingham.
Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham jumps to battle to win header with Blackburn Rovers' Jay Spearing
(left to right) Wes Morgan, Kasper Schmeichel, Peter Whittingham and Wes Hoolahan with their Team Of the Decade Awards during the Football League Awards 2015 at The Brewery in London.
Brentford's Toumani Diagouraga and Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham battle for the ball
Chelsea's Andre Schurrle (left) and Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham battle for the ball
Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham scores his side's first goal of the game during the Barclays Premier League match at the Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff.
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere (left) and Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham battles for possession of the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at the Emirates Stadium, London.
Cardiff City's Peter Whittingham (left) and Swansea City's Leon Britton battle for the ball
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