Former England Paul Mariner has died aged 68.
Mariner won the FA Cup and UEFA Cup with Ipswich Town.
He played for England 35 times and scored 13 goals.
A family statement said:
“We regretfully inform you that Paul passed away peacefully on 9 July surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with brain cancer.
“We would like to thank all the people who came to see him through his illness for their support and the messages that were sent to him; they meant a great deal to him and us.
“A special thank you must go to the NHS and the unbelievable care that he received when he most needed it and for that we, as a family, will be forever in your debt.
“Paul lived a full life and was fortunate enough to represent a group of fantastic football clubs as well as his country, all of which meant the world to him.
“Anyone who knew Paul will attest to his fantastic sense of humour, his passion for life and his work.
“He will be sorely missed by everyone who was ever around him and by those most close to him.”