Johan Cruyff dies of cancer aged 68

Dutch icon Johan Cruyff has died at the age of 68, the Daily Mail reports.

Cruyff, who represented Holland 48 times as well as playing for Ajax and Barcelona, passed away in Barcelona on Thursday after a battel with cancer.

A statement on Cruyff’s website read: ‘On March 24 2016 Johan Cruyff (68) died peacefully in Barcelona, surrounded by his family after a hard fought battle with cancer.

‘It’s with great sadness that we ask you to respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief.’

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