Former Manchester United forward Bill Foulkes has died at the age of 81, the club has announced.
The club's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward paid tribute to Foulkes, saying: "Bill was a giant character in the post-war history of Manchester United.
"He was a very gentle man, who I was privileged to meet on several occasions, including most memorably with his team-mates at the Champions League final in Moscow, 50 years after his heroics in the Munich air crash.
"Bill's contribution over almost 700 games and nearly 20 years will never be forgotten. The thoughts of everyone at the club - directors, players, staff and fans - are with Bill's family."
After the Munich tragedy, he took over the captaincy and became the leader of the 'Busby Babes'.
The vast trove of modern art seized under Germany's Nazi regime, including works by Picasso, Matisse and Chagall, was discovered in a Munich apartment among stacks of rotting groceries, German magazine Focus reported.
Customs investigators made the find in 2011 after a 76-year-old man travelling by train from Zurich to Munich aroused suspicion at the border when he was found carrying a large, albeit legal, amount of cash.
Focus said Cornelius Gurlitt, a recluse, had funded himself by occasionally selling a painting.
German art historian Meike Hoffmann has been trying to establish the origin and value of around 1,500 artworks found in Munich that were looted by the Nazis in the 1930's and 1940's.
One of the works was reported to be a Matisse painting previously owned by Jewish collector Paul Rosenberg.
His granddaughter Anne Sinclair, the French journalist and ex-wife of the former head of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss Kahn has been campaigning for many years for the return of looted art.
On the 40th anniversary of the terrorist attack at the Munich Olympics Games, the Foreign Secretary William Hague said:
The terrorist attack at Munich which cost the lives of 11 innocent Israeli athletes and officials was a shocking act of evil which betrayed everything the Olympic movement stands for. On today’s sad anniversary we pay tribute to their memory and reiterate our determination to confront terrorism and stand with the victims of terrorism wherever it may occur.