Following a seven-year battle with Alzheimer's, Jimmy Hill has passed away aged 87.
Hill began as a footballer and would go on to become a manager, chairman, head of sport with ITV and a pundit.
However, he would become best known for his exploits on Match of the Day as both a presenter and analyst.
He is credited with being one of the great football innovators, helping to abolish the maximum wage, introducing of three points for a win, the first ever electronic scoreboard and commissioning English football's first all-seater stadium.
Tributes have been forthcoming since news of his death broke.
Min wage/Sponsorship/TV coverage/3pts for a win. RIP Jimmy Hill, most important man in Eng football history. pic.twitter.com/hS4FueXXtj
— Danny Kelly (@dannykellywords) December 19, 2015
RIP Jimmy Hill. All round football man. — Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) December 19, 2015
RIP Jimmy Hill. Player, manager, chairman, union man, linesman, broadcaster, visionary and wonderful company. Thoughts with his family.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) December 19, 2015
Sad news, Jimmy Hill has passed away.Shared an office with Jimmy for 7years when he did the Jimmy Hill Sunday Supplement at Sky a true gent — Chris Kamara (@chris_kammy) December 19, 2015
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) December 19, 2015
Such sad news about Jimmy hill ,did an awful lot for our wonderful game RIP — Robbie Savage (@RobbieSavage8) December 19, 2015
Deeply saddened to hear that Jimmy Hill has left us. A football man through and through who gave the game so much in so many ways #RIPJimmy
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 19, 2015