The cause of death is not yet known, TASS reports citing a source.

The couple have been married since December 31, 1954.

The football player himself passed away on March 20, 1990.

Yashin became the 1956 Olympic champion and the 1960 European champion as part of the USSR national team.

In 1963, he received the "Golden Ball" according to France Football magazine as the best player in the world.

Since then, no goalkeeper has received this award.  

Earlier it was reported that the oldest grandmaster in the world, Yuri Averbakh, had died.