Germany football legend Franz Beckenbauer, one of the greatest players of all time, has died at the age of 78.
Antecedents of Beckenbauer
The football myestro was nicknamed ‘Der Kaiser’ and he won the World Cup with West Germany as a player in 1974 and a manager in 1990.
He also played for Bayern Munich Football Club where he is revered as a legend.
How The News Of His Death Was Revealed
A statement from the family said he passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night surrounded by his family.
It reads thus:
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that my husband and our father, Franz Beckenbauer, passed away peacefully in his sleep yesterday, Sunday, surrounded by his family.
“We ask that you be able to grieve in silence and refrain from asking any questions.”