Gary Lineker is among the big names paying tribute to Jack Charlton after the England and Leeds legend passed away at the age of 85.

Charlton had been diagnosed with lymphoma in the last year and also had dementia, and his family announced his death on Saturday morning.

Tributes have been flooding in on social media from a number of high-profile figures ever since, and Lineker took to Twitter to post: "Saddened to hear that Jack Charlton has passed away. World Cup winner with England, manager of probably the best ever Ireland side and a wonderfully infectious personality to boot. RIP Jack."

Jack Charlton has died at the age of 85

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford added his thoughts on social media, saying: "One of the greats. Thoughts are with Sir Bobby and the family."

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."

And Manchester United added: "We are extremely saddened by the passing of Jack Charlton, brother of Sir Bobby and member of England's 1966 World Cup-winning team.

"Our deepest condolences go to all the Charlton family for their immensely sad loss."

The family statement announcing Charlton's death read: "Jack died peacefully on Friday, July 10 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.

Jack Charlton taking on his brother, Bobby, in a game between Leeds and Manchester United in 1969

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"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."