R.I.P. Sir Bobby Robson
Sir Bobby Robson, football hero, true grit old Brit and personification of the perfect English gentleman has died aged 76.
Right up until to just five days ago, terminally ill, Sir Bobby was still working hard to raise funds for his national Cancer appeal.
Today, the world is a poorer place without such a super man.
May Sir Bobby rest in perfect peace. Since this most marvelous man has most certainly earned it.
Look at a little of what's been written.
Robson, who was first diagnosed with cancer 18 years ago in 1991, fought a brave battle against the disease. He beat bowel cancer in 1992, a malignant melanoma in 1995 and a tumour in his right lung and a brain tumour, both in 2006.Read the rest of the relevant report right here
In 2007 he vowed to "battle as I've always done" following the start of chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with cancer for the fifth time.
He made his final public appearance at a charity match at St James' Park on Sunday.