Former Preston and England forward Sir Tom Finney has died at the age of 91.
Preston confirmed the news in a statement on Friday night which paid tribute to the club's most famous son, who emerged as one of this country's greatest talents in the post-war era.
"Preston North End have been informed of the extremely sad news of the passing of Sir Tom Finney," the statement read.
"Sir Tom was the greatest player to ever play for Preston North End and one of the all-time greats for England.
"The thoughts of everyone at the club, and those connected with it, are with his family at this time.
"The club will be making an official statement on Saturday 15th February 2014, but have no other comment at this time."
Finney made his debut for North End in 1946 and remained with the club until his retirement in 1960. He scored 210 goals in 473 appearances for the Lillywhites, while his record for England was equally eye-catching, netting 30 times in 76 appearances.