The family of Jack Charlton, crowned with the England national team in the 1966 FIFA World Cup, announced that he was 85 years old.
Last year, medical examinations revealed that Charlton, former Leeds United defender and former Ireland coach, was suffering from lymphoma and was suffering from dementia.
Charlton was one of the most prominent figures of English football, and was crowned with the England national team in the 1966 World Cup at Wembley Stadium, with his brother Bobby Charlton.
The Charlton family said in a statement published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) today, Saturday: "Jack died peacefully on Friday, the tenth of July, at the age of 85 years.
The statement added: "In addition to being a friend of many, he was a very beloved husband, father and grandfather, we cannot express how proud we are of his exceptional life and the joy that he brought into the hearts of many in various countries."