It has been reported that ex England striker whose name is Paul Mariner has died at the age of 68.
Paul played for Arsenal and Portsmouth when he started his league career, he played for England in the year 1977 and for his country during the 1982 World Cup.
He made 35 appearances for England, scoring 13 goals.
His family says he died after battling brain cancer.
“We regretfully inform you that Paul passed away peacefully on 9 July surrounded by his family, after a brief battle with brain cancer,” said a statement from Mariner’s family.
“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.”