Irish jockey John Thomas McNamara has passed away aged 41.
The father-of-three was paralysed from the neck down following a serious fall in 2013 at Cheltenham.
The sports star suffered complications on Friday night before being transferred to University Hospital Limerick and then discharged to spend his last few days with his family.
The Limerick native had over 600 victories to his name and was a four time Cheltenham Festival winner.
“I’ve just spoken to his wife Caroline and I can confirm JT passed away peacefully during the night,” the senior medical officer for the Irish Turf Club said to RTE Sport.
“A press release on behalf of the Turf Club will be released shortly.”
Fans took to Twitter to remember the 41-year-old and offer their respects to him and his family.
— Lucinda Creighton (@LCreighton) July 26, 2016
Rest in Peace JT McNamara, great jockey! Thoughts are with the family ??
— Jake Young (@J_Young_23) July 26, 2016
Just got in from work to the very sad news of JT McNamara. Deepest condolences to all his family and friends. #RIPJT
— Janette (@jlmurray6) July 26, 2016
Thoughts & Prayers with JT McNamara friends & family.. Heaven gained a hero ? #rip
— Emma 🙂 (@emma_eoc) July 26, 2016
So sad to hear of death of great,brave & successful jockey JT McNamara. Condolences to family,colleagues & friends.@TheJockeyClub
— Sean Kelly MEP (@SeanKellyMEP) July 26, 2016
Bruce Springsteen, Limerick 2013
— Francis Keogh (@HonestFrank) July 26, 2016
Very sad to hear JT McNamara has passed away. pic.twitter.com/FYyoKA8AxA
— fr paddy (@frpaddybyrne) July 26, 2016
Sad Day in Horse Racing,National Hunt Jockey JT McNamara dies at the age of 41
— Mick Quinn (@mickquinn1089) July 26, 2016