JEROME BOATENG has left Bayern Munich's Fifa Club World Cup squad after the tragic death of his ex-girlfriend.
The German champs confirmed the 32-year-old defender will not be available for Thursday's Club World Cup final against Mexican side Tigres UANL.
Boss Hansi Flick revealed the former Manchester City centre-back will return to Munich from Qatar – where the tournament is being staged – for personal reasons.
Model Kasia Lenhardt was found dead in her Berlin apartment on Tuesday but police are not treating her death as suspicious.
Last week, Boateng announced he and mum-of-one Kasia, 25, had split after 15 months together.
German news outlet Bild exclusively revealed that Kasia had been involved in a car accident which wrote off the footballer's Mini on January 5.
In his statement, Jerome said it was time to 'draw a line' and 'apologise to everyone I've hurt' including his ex-girlfriend Rebecca and their children.
Yet Polish-born Kasia – who had a tattoo of 'Jerome' on her torso – responded by saying she had ended the relationship because of the World Cup winner's 'lies and constant infidelity'.
Kasia shared a final cryptic Instagram post which read: "Now is where you draw the line. Enough."
Kasia shot to fame on TV show Germany's Next Top Model in 2012 and after finishing fourth, she went on to star in Hell's Kitchen and Models in Babyglück.
Kasia and Boateng did not have any children during their time together.
She leaves behind a son, named Noah, from a previous relationship which ended three years ago.
Boateng has twin girls born in 2011, and a boy born in 2015.
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