The record was set back in April, when Colin Smith banked the monster at a weight of 100lb 8oz from France’s Etang Saussaie fishery.
At the time, the fish came agonisingly close to the full world record of 101lb 4oz, which was a mirror caught by Romanian rod Roman Hanke.
Although saddened, many anglers were not surprised to hear of the fish’s death, however, as it has since been caught twice – putting it under an enormous amount of stress.
The on-site fishery manager, Nathan Bailiff said: “I regret to inform you that I found Saussie’s big common popped up dead in the lake. Here’s to an extraordinary fish.”