Former England defender and World Cup winner Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85.
Charlton had been diagnosed with lymphona in the last year and was also battling dementia, Mirror Online reports.
In a statement shared this morning, Charlton's family read: "Jack died peacefully on Friday 10 July at the age of 85. He was at home in Northumberland, with his family by his side.
"As well as a friend to many, he was a much-adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
"We cannot express how proud we are of the extraordinary life he led and the pleasure he brought to so many people in different countries and from all walks of life.
"He was a thoroughly honest, kind, funny and genuine man who always had time for people.
"His loss will leave a huge hole in all our lives but we are thankful for a lifetime of happy memories."
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The English Football League tweeted: "We are saddened to learn of the passing of @LUFC and @England legend Jack Charlton at the age of 85.
"Charlton made a club-record 773 appearances for Leeds United as a player and was a World Cup winner with his country. We will never forget him."
The England football team tweeted: ''We are devastated by the news that Jack Charlton, a member of our World Cup-winning team of 1966, has passed away. ''Our deepest sympathies are with Jack's family, friends and former clubs.''
Jack Charlton won a World Cup winner's medal in 1966 and earned a reputation as one of English football's most popular and larger-than-life characters, he had spells in charge of Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Newcastle.
He also guided the Republic of Ireland to their first major finals at Euro 88 and two more in the space of 10 years.
Newcastle United, tweeted: "We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former NUFC manager and England World Cup winner, Jack Charlton at the age of 85. RIP, Jack. A true legend of the game."
He spent his entire 21-year playing career at Leeds, making a joint club record 773 appearances, before retiring as a player in 1973 and going on to enjoy a successful and colourful career as a manager.