That's very sad news. Alas, quite a few players who I grew up watching died before their time:
Volkov (today, aged 52)
Golmard (in 2017, aged 43)
Doohan (ten days before Golmard and from the same cause, MND, aged 56)
Novotna (a few months after Golmard and Doohan, aged 49)
Baltacha (in 2014...