Lord Ouseley will be to stand down as the chairman of the anti-discrimination human body of football Kick It Out.
The 73-year-old former chair of the Commission for Racial Equality founded the organisation from August 1993.
The FA used England’s friendly with Switzerland in September to mark 25 years because Kick It Out’s formation.
The match at the King Power Stadium of Leicester City was the primary international to honour the business enterprise.
News of Lord Ouseley’s passing comes while a police investigation carries puts in to the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City forwards Raheem Sterling in a match at Chelsea.
“What happened at Chelsea shows what remains happening in football,” he told BBC Sport.
“We do have no leadership on cover of the match to talk, they just count on it Out.”