Cardiff City could be without top scorer Kenwyne Jones for Tuesday's Championship match at Bolton.
"Following a family tragedy, we ask that Kenwyne and his family are given space and privacy at this difficult time," a club statement read.
The striker, 30, has reportedly flown home to Trinidad and Tobago.
He took off his shirt after putting City 3-1 up against Leeds on Saturday to reveal a T-shirt with a message that read: "RIP Deshon + Chibbi".
The Bluebirds statement added: "Cardiff City Football Club would like to offer its sincere condolences to Kenwyne Jones. Cardiff City will offer Kenwyne the support and assistance that he needs in the coming weeks."
Kagisho Dikgacoi will definitely miss the match at Bolton because of a knee injury which could rule the South African midfielder out for four months.
"We've had a scan and he could be out for 16 weeks," said manager Russell Slade.
"He's done a lot of damage to his knee."
Winger Anthony Pilkington is also a doubt for the game at Bolton after he was taken off at half time because of illness in the win over Leeds.
The Bluebirds lie 11th in the Championship, just four points off the play-off places.