Peter Odemwingie, Victor Moses and Carton Cole have commiserated with ex-England international Rio Ferdinand over the passing away of his wife, Rebecca Ellison.

Queens Park Rangers announced via its official webpage yesterday that the wife of the central defender died on Friday at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London after a short battle with cancer.

”So sad to hear about the loss in the @rioferdy5 family. Deepest condolences,” Peter Odemwingie posted on Twitter.

Chelsea loanee Victor Moses also made his feelings known on his social media account: ‘’Terrible news about Rio Ferdinand’s wife, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.”

West Ham striker Carlton Cole also offered his condolences to Rio Ferdinand and his family after hearing the news of Rebecca’s death.

The Hammers number 24 said on Twitter: ‘’I can’t believe it. I offer my sincere (condolences) to @rioferdy5 and his family. Stay strong bruv.”

In tribute to Rio Ferdinand’s late wife, Queens Park Rangers players wore black armbands during the Premiership clash against