A Watford “super fan” who is said to have not missed a game since the 90s was found dead in Venice shortly before the Three Lions played San Marino.

Kevin Norman, 60, from Watford, was described as a “true gentleman” and “legend” who was commonly seen attending Watford and England games – both home and away.

He was on his way to watch the Three Lions World Cup qualifier on Monday (November 15) but died hours before the game.

The Foreign Office has confirmed that he was found dead in Venice, as his body was spotted in the Canale Grande just before 7am.

When his body was recovered from the canal, he was identified from a credit card.

A Foreign Office spokesperson said: “We are supporting the family of a British man who died in Venice and are in contact with the local authorities.”

A post mortem is still in the process of being carried out, reports The Sun.

Watford’s 1881 fan movement announced the death on Twitter, stating that Kevin was “ever present” at Watford and England games and declared him a “super fan”.

The movement wrote that Kevin was a “lovely bloke” and he was “well respected” amongst Watford and England fans.

With permission from Kevin’s son, the movement plans to give a one-minute applause on the 60th minute to honour the fan during the game against Manchester United on Saturday (November 20).

On Twitter, many responded paying their respects to Kevin, with many recollecting the times they spotted him and talked to him at past games.