Police have confirmed they’ve traced the taxi driver who dropped off Neale Cooper before he was fatally injured.
Police Scotland is investigating after the Gothenburg Great was found collapsed in the communal stairwell of flats, but said there were “no apparent suspicious circumstances” surrounding the former footballer’s death.
A police spokeswoman said: “We are grateful to him and members of the public for their assistance.”
Emergency services were called to Ferguson Court, Bucksburn, at around 1.45am on Sunday – more than an hour after the former footballer was dropped off at the property.
The 54-year-old was taken by ambulance to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary but died yesterday afternoon.
Det Insp Howieson said: “Our thoughts are with the man’s family at this very sad time.
“A report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal as is the case with all sudden deaths.
“There are no apparent suspicious circumstances, however inquiries are continuing to establish how the man came to be injured.”