Leeds United great Norman Hunter has died aged 76 after contracting coronavirus, his former club announced on Friday.
"Norman was taken to hospital last week after being diagnosed with Covid-19 and despite continuing to battle and the best efforts of NHS (National Health Service) staff, he sadly lost his fight earlier this morning," the club said in a statement.
The club said it was "devastated" at the news.
A famously tough-tackling centre-half, England international Hunter made more than 700 appearances for Yorkshire club Leeds during their most successful era of the late 1960s through to the mid-1970s under manager Don Revie.
Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of club legend Norman Hunter at the age of 76— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 17, 2020
Rest in peace Norman pic.twitter.com/Fq38EJK6Pn— Leeds United (@LUFC) April 17, 2020