"He died very peacefully at his home in County Durham with his wife and family beside him. A thanksgiving service in celebration of Bobby's life will be held at a later date for his many friends and colleagues."
News of Robson's death led to a flood of tributes from within the game and further afield. Prime Minister, Gordon Brown said, "Over the past few years, he fought cancer with his characteristic tenacity and good humour. He will be sorely missed not only in Newcastle and Ipswich, both of whom he served with such devotion, but by all sports fans in our country. My sincere condolences go to his wife Elsie and his family."