Domenic Mobilio, a former member of the Canadian men's soccer team, died suddenly this weekend in Vancouver. He was 35.
Mobilio died of an apparent heart attack while driving from a friend's house Saturday, the Vancouver Province reported Sunday.
"I am shocked and saddened at the news of Domenic's death and wanted to express my condolences to his family on behalf of the Canadian Soccer Association," Frank Yallop, a former member of the Canadian team who is now its head coach, said in a statement.
"I had the privilege of playing with Domenic and he was not only a terrific player but a great person. This is a terrible loss to the Vancouver, British Columbia and Canadian soccer community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family."
Mobilio, a Vancouver native, had 25 caps, or appearances, with the Canadian national team.
A prolific scorer, Mobilio won three Canadian Soccer League scoring titles during his 14 seasons with the Vancouver 86ers (now the Whitecaps).
Since retiring as a player, he had worked as a technical director with the Coquitlam City Soccer Association and was recently named the head coach of B.C.'s under-16 girls provincial soccer team for 2004-05.
with files from Canadian Press