Cooper died aged 54 on Monday died after collapsing at the weekend.
Police Scotland said they are not treating the cause of his fatal injuries as suspicious but have appealed for potential witnesses to come forward.
The foursome got into the cab in Aberdeen's Union Street around 12.30 on Sunday morning.
"Police inquiries were ongoing throughout the night to establish the full circumstances, however the incident does not appear to be suspicious".Читайте также: Nabil Fekir interested in move to Liverpool
Cooper was a mainstay of Sir Alex Ferguson's Dons side which was a driving force in Scottish football during the 1980s, and in 1983 claimed European Cup Winners' Cup success followed by the European Super Cup.
Hartlepool United have sent a message of support, the club tweeted: "The thoughts and best wishes of everyone connected with Hartlepool United are with former boss Neale Cooper after hearing the news he is in hospital". He also won two league winners' medals following the Aberdeen's championship triumphs of 1984 and 1985, while he won the Scottish Cup four times and League Cup once.
Cooper played for Aston Villa, Rangers, Reading, Dunfermline Athletic and Ross County as well as Aberdeen.
At County, he moved into management, initially on a player-manager basis, with two spells at Hartlepool, a brief stint at Gillingham and another at Peterhead following.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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