Our thoughts and sympathies go out to the family of Macclesfield midfielder Richard Butcher, who passed away in his sleep overnight aged just 29.
The League Two club posted a brief statement on their website:
“It is with great sadness that we have to announce the untimely death earlier today of Richard Butcher.
“Richard passed away at his home in Manchester overnight. He was an exemplary professional and a thoroughly likeable young man.
“Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this very difficult time.”