A celebrity hairdresser, Ricardo Marques Ferreira, who is known as “Cristiano Ronaldo’s crimper”, has been stabbed to death in a Swiss hotel room, Correio da Manha reports.

Ferreira’s body was found by a cleaner at a business hotel in Zurich’s Albisrieden neighbourhood on Friday.

The hair stylist and make-up artist, from the island of Madeira like Ronaldo, posted a photo on social media of him putting the final touches to Ronaldo’s look for a September 2015 photoshoot.

The dead man, whose body was discovered around 2pm on Friday, was found in bed with multiple stab wounds.

The murder weapon was not found at the scene and Police in Zurich are still thought to be hunting the killer.