Raymond Neal Clemence, MBE was a former England international football goalkeeper and was part of the Liverpool team of the 1970s.
He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2005 and had played a big role in raising awareness of the impact the disease can have.
His family in a statement said:
“With great sadness, we write to let you know that Ray Clemence passed away peacefully today, surrounded by his loving family.
“After fighting so hard, for such a long time, he’s now at peace and in no more pain.
“The family would like to say a huge thank you, for all the love and support that he’s received over the years. He was loved so much by us all and he will never be forgotten.”