The former Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United goalkeeper died late on Wednesday at the age of 46.
His death was confirmed by his former clubs Chiefs and Maritzburg on their social media platforms.
“The club has learned with sadness of the passing of former goalkeeper coach, Arthur Bartman. Prayers and thoughts go out to the Bartman family during this time. You will always be a part of the Team of Choice,” read a tweet from Maritzburg.
“Kaizer Chiefs has learnt with shock of the sad news of the passing of former goalkeeper Arthur Bartman. The Club Chairman Kaizer Motaung has on behalf of Amakhosi family expressed his deepest heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family,” wrote Chiefs on their Twitter account.
The Premier Soccer League and its clubs have since sent in their messages of condolences via their social media pages.
The Premier Soccer League is saddened by the passing of Arthur Bartman.
We send our condolences to his family and friends during. #RIPBartman
— Official PSL (@OfficialPSL) 20 March 2019
Farewell, Arthur ????
It’s a sad time for South African football as we collectively mourn the passing of former Kaizer Chiefs and Maritzburg United goalkeeper, Arthur Bartman. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Rest well, Grootman. #Usuthu_Unite pic.twitter.com/AY8NusyqtK
— AmaZulu FC (@AmaZuluFootball) 20 March 2019
We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family, friends, fans and colleagues of Arthur Bartman. ????
— Bidvest Wits (@BidvestWits) 20 March 2019
We are saddened to learn of the passing of our former goalkeeper, Arthur Bartman. On behalf of the entire Free State Stars family, we would like to express our sincere condolences to the family of the Maritzburg goalkeeping coach. pic.twitter.com/LVUhuV8OWS
— FreeStateStars FC (@FreeStateStars) 20 March 2019
It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the passing of Arthur Bartman. Our condolences go out to his family at this time of sadness. pic.twitter.com/c6kiNxMwSW
— Golden Arrows FC (@goldenarrowsfc1) 20 March 2019
Details of the veteran goalkeeper’s death are still unknown at the moment.