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Former England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies

Jack Charlton at the funeral of former England World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks in Stoke-upon-Trent, March 4, 2019. — Reuters pic
Jack Charlton at the funeral of former England World Cup winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks in Stoke-upon-Trent, March 4, 2019. — Reuters pic

LONDON, July 11 — Jack Charlton, a soccer World Cup winner with England and former Republic of Ireland boss, has died aged 85, the BBC reported today.

A family statement said the former Leeds defender died peacefully yesterday at his home in Northumberland, northern England.

“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,” the BBC quoted the statement as saying.

“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.” — Reuters

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