Former Paraguay striker Roberto Cabanas died on Monday in Asuncion. He was 55.
Valerio Cabanas, the brother of the deceased, said the cause of death was a heart attack.
Cabanas, a member of Paraguay's 1986 World Cup team, played for local club Cerro Porteno before becoming a regular with the New York Cosmos in the early 1980s.
He also played for French clubs Brest and Lyon, Colombia's America, and Argentina's Boca Juniors.