Another legend taken by COVID-19

English Premier League

Leeds United legend Norman Hunter has passed away after contracting the coronavirus, the club has confirmed.

The Championship club confirmed in a statement on Friday that former centre-back Norman Hunter has died at the age of 76.

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The club icon won two league titles and the FA Cup over 14 years and was a member of Englands 1966 FIFA World Cup-winning squad.

"Leeds United are devastated to learn of the passing of club icon Norman Hunter at the age of 76," Leeds confirmed in an official statement.

"Norman was taken to hospital last week after being diagnosed with COVID-19 and despite continuing to battle and the best efforts of NHS staff, he sadly lost his fight earlier this morning."

"Hunter amassed a huge 726 appearances for Leeds United over a 14 year period, the club's most successful to date, earning the infamous nickname 'Bites Yer Legs.'

"He leaves a huge hole in the Leeds United family, his legacy will never be forgotten and our thoughts are with Norman's family and friends at this very difficult time."