Explorer Henry Worsley has died after suffering extreme dehydration, and exhaustion during an attempt to cross Antarctica.
The former Army office, who was 55, was 71 days into his epic bid to become the first person in history to cross the Antarctic unaided and unassisted.
In a statement, his wife Joanna said she felt “heartbroken sadness.” Henry Worsley, from Fulham in London, died of “complete organ failure”, she added.
On Instagram, David Beckham said he was “lucky to have met Henry”, who “served our country for so many years.”
The ex-footballer added that “No words can describe the sadness of the loss of Henry.”