A former Partizan Belgrade and Anderlecht striker Miljan Mrdakovic has taken his own life after he reportedly said he could not take it anymore, Mirror reports.
It was gathered that the 38-year-old died on the spot after reportedly taking his own life in the Serbian capital of Belgrade.
Local media are reporting that his girlfriend Ivana Stanic dashed out of the house immediately the incident occurred calling on emergency services.
Stanic told reporters: "He could have killed himself the night before. He was drunk and that had a big effect on him.
"I took the bag with the gun away from him.
I told him that he has a son who loves him a lot, and people who love him too. "He was depressed and anxious in the last period.
He behaved like he was struggling with something, but I don't know what. "His son lived with us for a period.
We had plans for the future and now he is gone. I can't go back to the apartment, I will take my stuff from there, but I can't go there yet."
She also posted a photo on social media of the striker, captioning the image: "Sleep tight, my love."
Mrdakovic played for more than a dozen clubs, also featuring for Maccabi Tel Aviv and with Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal.
He played nine matches with Serbia U21s and three times for Serbia at the 2008 Olympics.