Former Scotland captain Con De Lange has died at the age of 38 after a long battle with illness, Cricket Scotland has confirmed.
De Lange was diagnosed with a brain tumour 16 months ago after falling ill while away on international duty in late 2017.
The former Northamptonshire allrounder is survived by his wife Claire and their two children, Daisy and Rory.
De Lange began his cricket career in his native South Africa in 1998, playing for Knights and Free State and had two years with Northants before playing for Ferguslie and Clydesdale in Scotland.
He captained Scotland to their first 50-over victory over an ICC full member in May 2017, hitting the winning runs as his side chased down 287 against Sri Lanka.
Tributes poured in from Scottish teammates and South African cricketers alike:
It is with great sadness that Cricket Scotland shares the news that Con de Lange passed away on Thursday 18th April 2019.— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) April 19, 2019
A great servant to Scotland and the game of cricket, our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.https://t.co/xrOkaJg2lV pic.twitter.com/neoUg3gW9F
Sad to hear of the passing of Con De Lange. Thoughts and prayers go out to his friends and family. RIP— Jacques Kallis (@jacqueskallis75) April 19, 2019
Really sad to hear of the passing of Con de Lange overnight. Condolences to his family. #RIP— Boyd Rankin (@boydrankin) April 19, 2019
Devastated to wake to the news of Con De Lange passing away this morning... thoughts to all his family and friends. 💔 RIP— Gordon Goudie (@Goudz16) April 19, 2019
Gutted to here that Con De Lange has passed away this morning. What a warrior he was and taken so young. My sincere condolences to the family and there two children. RIP Con De Lange🙏🏼— Allan Donald (@AllanDonald33) April 19, 2019
Sad day for every one that knew Con de Lange. He was a good team mate and a great friend. He will be missed by all.— Andrew Hall (@AndrewHall99) April 19, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are with his family.