Johan Cruyff, Holland

Dutch icon Johan Cruyff has died at the age of 68, it has been announced.

The former Dutch international, an icon at both Barcelona and Ajax, has passed away following a battle with cancer.

A statement on his official website confirmed his passing.

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“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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