Petrov tweets: When they built Stan they turned dust into gold
Footballers from across the world as well as high-profile celebrities and fans have taken to social media site Twitter to add their tribute.
They have given their favourite memories, spoken of the generosity of the man as well as wishing him well for the future.
Check out the tweets below from the likes of David Cameron, Juan Mata, Fabrice Muamba, Brad Guzan and John Gregory.
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