David Gold who was the joint Chairman of West Ham has died, he was 86 years old. West Ham United released a statement concerning his death.
“It is with deep sadness that West Ham FC confirm that our beloved joint Chairman passed away on Wednesday morning following a short illness, David Gold died peacefully with his devoted daughters Jacqueline, Vanessa and his fiancée Lesley by his side. A life of a hardened West Ham United fan, David Gold was born in Stepney in September 1936 and grew up at 442 green street directly opposite the Boleyn Ground. As a promising young school boy player, he represented the club’s boys’ team between the ages of 13 and 16 and he later appeared in the youth team. After forging a career as a hugely successful businessman, his life came full circling January 2010 when he became joint chairman of West Ham United following the successful take over and helped steady the ship and protect the club’s future during a great period of financial uncertainty.”
West Ham United’s joint chairman David Sullivan said;
“On behalf of everyone and the football club, it is with profound sorrow and heavy heart that we mourn the passing of our colleague and friend David Gold. In all our joint ventures, none gave us more pride and happiness than the day we took over West Ham United our club in January 2010, a day that had a long standing connection with the hammers opposite the Boleyn ground in Green Street and represented the club at junior level. He always wanted what was best for West Ham United and His passing is a great loss for all of us.”