England’s 1966 World Cup-winning hero, Sir Bobby Charlton has died aged 86.
The former Manchester United legend passed away on Saturday, October 21 after a battle with dementia just a week after celebrating his birthday.
His brother Jack, who died aged 85 in July 2020, had also suffered with the disease in his later life.
Manchester United released a statement saying; “Sir Bobby was a hero to millions, not just in Manchester, or the United Kingdom, but wherever football is played around the world.”
“It is with great sadness that we share the news that Sir Bobby passed peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was surrounded by his family,” the Charlton family said in a statement.