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Everton Football Club is in mourning following the death of Chairman Bill Kenwright CBE, who passed away peacefully last night aged 78, surrounded by his family and loved ones.— Everton (@Everton) October 24, 2023
Here is the full club statement on the passing of the chairman. [EFC]
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill Kenwright, I shared a good part of my life in his company on both a business and personal level, we had many ups and downs in our relationship but that was knowing Bill. #RIP thoughts with Jenny and the family pic.twitter.com/yDL006FFEx— Alan Myers (@ALANMYERSMEDIA) October 24, 2023
Our friends from across Stanley Park have always held Kenwright in high regard for a lot of what he has said and done for the Hillsborough victims.
The long-serving chairman was a trailblazer on many fronts, here’s a lengthy list of some of his accomplishments. [EFC]
We kept this quiet at the time, but when Laura was first having treatment in Germany for #BrainCancer Bill Kenwright donated £50k to make it possible.— shitscaredmum (@shitscaredmum) October 24, 2023
No fuss, no publicity, just genuine kindness from a real gentleman & a true blue.
Rest in peace Bill & thank you.#Everton pic.twitter.com/3qZyvON8It
“Bill was a force of nature and he certainly changed my life nearly ten years ago when he first spoke to me about getting involved with the Club he adored. He told me about this incredible club, a club that not only has history and heritage but was also a beating heart of our community and for that I will always be grateful.
“He was very persuasive and I invested both into that football club, and also into becoming part of it and joining a new family.” - Farhad Moshiri [EFC]
Devastated to hear the sad news about Bill Kenwright. Known Bill since I was young and he’s had a huge impact on me as a person and my career. Great man and a big inspiration. Thoughts are with all Bill’s family and friends pic.twitter.com/PKO3NSW5g7— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) October 24, 2023
“Bill Kenwright was more than a Chairman to me. He was a friend. The way he treated me and my family when I first came to the Club from Ireland was incredible.” - Seamus Coleman [EFC]
Bill Kenwright (1945-2023)— Ian McKellen (@IanMcKellen) October 24, 2023
Like many grateful actors I am in debt to Bill Kenwright for employment. "Frank & Percy" at his @TheOtherPalace will be his last theatre production. And "The Critic," will be his last film …. pic.twitter.com/w9qlOwzi26
More tributes to Kenwright from a number of club figures, such as Tim Cahill, Duncan Ferguson, Mikel Arteta and more. [EFC]
R.I.P Bill Kenwright and deep condolences to your family and The Everton Family too— Kevin Campbell (@1kevincampbell) October 24, 2023
The Under-21s match against Athletic Club today has been postponed. [EFC]
Read up on all the 777 Partners takeover latest. [Echo]
Blues may reignite interest in 26-year-old Fenerbahce winger Ryan Kent. [TEAMtalk]
What to Watch
Plenty of Champions League, Championship, and MLS Playoff action on today.
Full schedule of games here.