A touching memorial has appeared in front of Tynecastle to remember former Leeds United and Hearts star Marius Zaliukas.

The Lithuanian died over the weekend, aged just 36. He is best known in Scotland for captaining Hearts to their 2012 Scottish Cup final success, also taking in stints at Leeds United and Rangers.

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The former Hearts and Leeds man passed over the weekend. (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)

He also earned 25 caps for Lithuania. Tributes have flooded in across social media, former clubs in Hearts, Leeds United and Rangers sending tributes alongside several former teammates of Zaliukas’.

Now fans have paid tribute to the late defender outside Tynecastle. Flowers, scarves and strips have all been laid out at the front of Hearts’ stadium.

There is also a flag which says: “Heaven has gained an angel and a legend.”

A memorial service will be held on November 4 to remember Zaliukas. Fans and players alike have continued to pay their respects as the footballing world mourns the loss of a well-loved figure.

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