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 37-year-old player was understood to be on the way home after dropping his kids off at school when he collided with a truck on a country lane near Warrington.
The Trinidad and Tobago FA said it extended its "deepest condolences" to Samuel's family members "both in the United Kingdom and here in Trinidad and Tobago".
Samuel played 169 games during nine years at Villa from before joining Bolton in 2007, going on to make 71 appearances over four years.
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After leaving Aston Villa, Samuel went on to play for Bolton Wanderers and Cardiff City.
Samuel made nearly 250 Premier League appearances during his playing career, as well as winning two caps for Trinidad and Tobago.
He played youth football for Charlton before joining Villa, where he made almost 200 appearances between 1999 and 2007.
The news was confirmed by the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association on their official Facebook page just hours later.
Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very hard time, ' the statement read.
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He also played 71 times for Bolton Wanderers during their time in the top flight. "My thoughts are with his family right now!" May he rest in peace.
Popular TV show Soccer AM were quick to pay their respects, offering their condolences to the friends and family of the late Jloyd Samuel.
Cheshire Police said they were called to a serious collision involving a van and a Range Rover in High Legh, Cheshire at 07:55.
'We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a auto accident.
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