Charlie Adam in shock as Stoke midfielder's father dies suddenly at the age of 50
11:58 GMT, 18 December 2012
12:17 GMT, 18 December 2012
Former Dundee United and Partick Thistle midfielder Charlie Adam, the father of Stoke City star Charlie Adam junior, has died aged 50.
Police said he died suddenly at his home in Dundee on Monday night.
There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death.
Tragic: Charlie Adam senior
His youngest son Grant is the goalkeeper for Airdrie United in the Scottish First Division.
A police statement said: 'Tayside Police were called to Grampian Gardens in Dundee at 6.30pm on Monday after the death of a 50-year-old man.
'The deceased has been confirmed as former professional football player Charles Adam (senior) who played for Dundee United.'
Mourning: Stoke City's Charlie Adam (right)
Police said there were no suspicious circumstances and a report will be sent to the procurator fiscal.
Stoke issued a statement confirming the tragic
It read: 'All our thoughts are with Charlie and his family at this difficult
'Out of respect to the family, players and staff at the club will not be
making any press comment over the Christmas period.'