Marton Fulop died on Thursday after losing his battle with cancer. The former Premier League goalkeeper was 32 years old.
The Hungarian netminder spent the majority of his career in England, and played for clubs like Coventry, Sunderland, Leicester City and Ipswich Town.
“I worked with him for a short time at Ipswich and he was a great pro,” Jewell told Ipswich’s website.
“He was a gentle giant and a very respectful person. He was just a good bloke and he was liked by all his team-mates. It’s tragic news and my condolences go out to his family and friends.”
Fulop had a tumor removed from his arm in 2013 but was cleared to continue his playing career. He last featured for Greek side Asteras Tripoli.
Danny Higginbotham tweeted: “So sad to hear the news of Marton Fulop. Spent a lot of time with him at Sunderland – one of the good guys. Thoughts with his family.”
So sad to hear the news of Marton Fulop. Spent a lot of time with him @SunderlandAFC one of the good guys. Thoughts with his family.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) November 12, 2015
Fulop represented Hungary on 24 occasions.