Bobby Robson died peacefully today at his home in County Durham.
Sir Robert William Robson-As a young man
Here is the statement released by his family,
“It is with great sadness that it has been announced today that Sir Bobby Robson has lost his long and courageous battle with cancer.
“He died very peacefully this morning at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him.
“Sir Bobby’s funeral will be private and for family members only.
“A thanksgiving service in celebration of Sir Bobby’s life will be held at a later date for his many friends and colleagues.
“Lady Robson and the family would very much appreciate it if their privacy could be respected at this difficult time.”
We are certainly saddened by this news but also grateful for what Bobby Robson has done to enrich our lives with his contributions to the game we love. We will keep him and his family in our thoughts.