Brentford chief scout Andy Scott has tweeted his condolences to former Bees boss Terry Butcher, whose son tragically passed away on Monday morning.
It is not yet known how former Army Captain Christopher Butcher, who had served with the Royal Artillery in Afghanistan, died, but the 35 year old had been battling with post traumatic stress syndrome.
Scott, who served as Butcher's assistant during his short spell as Brentford boss, tweeted: “Thoughts and prayers are with Terry & Rita Butcher on the passing of their son Christopher. Such a tragic thing to happen to a lovely family.”
Former England international defender Butcher took charge of the Bees in the summer of 2007, following previous spells in the hot seats at Coventry, Sunderland, Motherwell and Sydney FC.
He struggled to turn around a side which had just been relegated from League One following, statistically, their worst Football League season on record.
He was sacked just five months into the role after only five wins in 23 games, and with the Bees staring down the barrel of non-league football. Scott took over as manager and pulled the side to safety before leading them to the League Two title the following season.