FORMER England captain and cricket pundit Bob Willis has died at the age of 70, Sky Sports has announced.

The pace bowler played 90 Tests for England and has been a popular figure in broadcasting since his retirement in 1984.

Willis' family released a statement to Sky News which read: "We are heartbroken to lose our beloved Bob, who was an incredible husband, father, brother and grandfather. He made a huge impact on everybody he knew and we will miss him terribly."

Among the tributes flooding in on social media, Yorkshire CCC posted on Twitter: "Yorkshire Cricket are devastated to hear of the passing of Bob Willis.

"One of the Headingley heroes from the 1981 Ashes triumph."