By Emma Moylan

12th February 2019

The World-Cup winning goalkeeper, Gordon Banks, has died at the age of 81 after a long battle with cancer. He passed away peacefully overnight with his family at his side.

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In 2015, the footballer revealed that he had kidney cancer for a second time at the age of 77. Banks, who lost one kidney to cancer in 2005 received chemotherapy treatment for cancer after blood tests showed it was present in the second. 

His health had reportedly deteriorated in recent weeks and he passed away with his family by his side, leaving behind wife Ursula and their three children Julia, Robert and Wendy. 

His family announced: 

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight,”

“We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him.”

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