English Soccer legend Sir Bobby Charlton dies

Sir Bobby Charlton, the English soccer legend who famously played with Manchester United and England, has died. He was 86.

The athlete’s family confirmed the news of his death in a statement, noting that he “passed peacefully in the early hours of Saturday morning.” Per the outlet, he had been diagnosed with dementia in 2020.

His family wished to “pass on their thanks to everyone who has contributed to his care and for the many people who have loved and supported him” in their statement.

They added that Charlton died surrounded by loved ones. “We would request that the family’s privacy be respected at this time,” the statement concluded.