John Charles Death Cause and Date

John Charles' Death

Born (Birthday) December 27, 1931

Death Date February 21, 2004

Age of Death 72 years

Cause of Death Cancer

Profession Soccer Player

The soccer player John Charles died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Welsh center back and forward who is considered among the greatest all-around players to ever come from Wales. He scored 150 goals in 297 appearances for Leeds United between 1948 and 1957, then went on to star for Juventus for five seasons. He was a member of the Wales national team from 1950 to 1965.

His younger brother and his nephew also played for Wales.

Wales, Leeds and Juventus star Charles died in 2004, aged 72, of cancer complications. Speaking for the first time about his struggles with dementia his widow Glenda said nothing would have stopped him playing.