West Ham’s co-chairman David Gold has died on the age of 86 following a brief sickness, the Premier League membership introduced on Thursday (AEDT).
Gold was a lifelong Hammer, having grown up reverse the membership’s former Boleyn Ground Upton dwelling in east London earlier than taking part in for West Ham’s boys workforce as a teen.
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In January 2010 he fulfilled a dream by turning into co-chairman of West Ham. West Ham are set to be away to Leeds later Wednesday, with tributes to Gold anticipated through the course of the match.
Gold died along with his daughters, Jacqueline and Vanessa, and his fiancee Lesley, by his aspect on Wednesday morning, West Ham stated.
West Ham joint-chairman David Sullivan instructed the membership web site: “On behalf of everybody on the soccer membership, it’s with profound sorrow and a heavy coronary heart that we mourn the passing of our colleague and buddy, David Gold.
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“Of all our joint ventures, none gave us extra satisfaction and happiness than the day we took possession of West Ham United, our membership, in January 2010.”
Hammers supervisor David Moyes added: “I’m extraordinarily unhappy to listen to this information and, on behalf of the entire gamers and my workers on the coaching floor, I want to lengthen our deepest sympathies to David Gold’s household at this very tough time … It was clear that he had a real and honest love for the membership and was a real supporter at coronary heart.”
Before turning into concerned with West Ham, Gold loved a prolonged and profitable enterprise profession that noticed him assist launch the British lingerie chain Ann Summers but additionally attracted controversy for his time as a writer of grownup magazines.
Gold had beforehand been the chairman of Birmingham earlier than promoting his shares within the membership in 2009.
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