18 May, 15:44
It's down to the wire now for the five contenders who have been shortlisted for the ultimate individual accolade in northern hemisphere rugby, ERC European Player of the Year 2013.
Shane Logan, Chief Executive of Ulster Rugby, said: "I am deeply saddened by this tragic news. Nevin was a wonderful player but also a wonderful person. He was well liked by everyone who knew him and his loss will be deeply felt by his teammates and everyone at Ulster Rugby."
"He will be sorely missed and the thoughts of everyone involved in the game are with his family at this time."
ERC expresses its sincere regret at Nevin's passing and has passed on its condolences to all at Ulster Rugby.