The Trinidad and Tobago FA first made public the news on their Facebook page, revealing that the former Aston Villa and Bolton defender was heartbreakingly killed in a vehicle crash after dropping his children off at school.
The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation said via their official Facebook page that Samuel had died after a collision shortly after dropping his children off at school.
'The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association and his former national team-mates at this time extends deepest condolences to his family members both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago'.
Samuel, 37, a Trinidad and Tobago global, played for Villa between 1998 and 2007 and spent four years at Bolton.
Samuel finished playing top-level football in England back in 2011, moving to Iran, but returned to play non-League in Cheshire as recently as this season.
Despite being born in south-east London, Samuel represented Trinidad and Tobago and earned two caps for his country.
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He played youth football for Charlton before joining Villa, where he made almost 200 appearances between 1999 and 2007.
The news has left the footballing world reeling.
Meanwhile, Aston Villa said it will hold a minute's applause and their players would wear black armbands in tribute to Samuel in their Championship play-off fixture against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night. "My thoughts are with his family right now!" "Our deepest condolences are with his family and friends at this hard time".
Samuel celebrated his 37th birthday in March this year.
"His next of kin have been informed and are now being supported by specially trained officers". May he rest in peace.
"The driver of the van, a 54-year-old man, sustained serious injuries and has been taken to hospital for treatment".
"Sadly the driver of the auto, Jlloyd Samuel, 37, from Lymm, died at the scene".