Fans of 31-year-old Bradford-born prop Adam Walker were shocked following his passing on Tuesday. Although there is no official announcement about the cause of Walker’s death at this time, rumors say he lost his life to heart disease.

The rugby player had more than 200 career appearances in his playing career for Scotland, Huddersfield, Barrow (loan), Swinton, Hull KR, St Helens, Wakefield, Salford, and Leigh. He won 14 caps for Scotland on the 2013 World Cup International stage.

Love Rugby League reported that he played more than 100 games for Hull KR between 2013-16, where he was a fan favorite. It was further mentioned that Walker’s twin brother Johnny is presently a part of Scotland’s backroom staff preparing for the upcoming World Cup.

Meanwhile, a Scotland RL spokesperson said that everyone involved with Scotland Rugby League is pained to learn about Walker's death. The spokesperson also said the deceased played with pride every moment he stepped on the pitch for Scotland. He was also a member of the 2013 World Cup squad and also a part of the 2014 European Championship winning squad. Scotland RL sent their condolences to Adam’s family and friends.

According to Sky Sports, Jackson Hastings, who is a former team-mate of Walker at Salford tweeted, “Rest in love Fozzy! Absolute horrible news. One of the best offloaders I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside. Champion team-mate and someone who was misunderstood. Best wishes to family and friends during this tough time.”

The Rugby player's former teammates posted their tribute to Walker on their social media accounts, one of them is ex-Salford half-back, Jackson Hastings. "Rest in love fozzy! Absolute horrible news. One of the best offloaders I've been lucky enough to play alongside." Hastings posted on his Twitter account.

Walker's fellow former Huddersfield forward Eorl Crabtree tweeted, "I was Honoured to have shared the field with Adam. My thoughts are with the family."

The Giants, where Walker started his career after the academy, were joined by Wakefield, Salford, and Hull KR in sending their condolences.

BBC reported that Walker's twin brother Jonathan also played professionally, and was capped 14 times by Scotland.

Jesse Bromwich of New Zealand, Ben Kavanagh and Adam Walker (L) of Scotland
Jesse Bromwich of New Zealand is tackled by Ben Kavanagh and Adam Walker (L) of Scotland during the Rugby League World Cup Quarter Final match at Headingley Stadium on November 15, 2013 in Leeds, England. Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images

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