Everton FC Chairman Bill Kenwright CBE Passes Away at 78
In a somber announcement, Everton Football Club revealed that their chairman, Bill Kenwright CBE, has peacefully passed away at the age of 78. Bill Kenwright, a devoted Everton supporter, joined the club's board back in October 1989, eventually assuming the role of chairman and steering the club through 19 seasons at Goodison Park.
The club issued a statement, expressing their grief: "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."
Bill Kenwright held the title of Everton's longest-serving chairman for over a century, leading the club through a period of profound changes in English football. During his 19-season tenure as chairman, the club achieved notable successes, securing 12 top-eight finishes, including an impressive top-four finish in 2005, a memorable run to the 2009 FA Cup final, and European qualification on six separate occasions.
The club has not only lost a chairman but also a dedicated leader, a cherished friend, and an enduring source of inspiration. The thoughts and prayers of everyone associated with Everton go out to his partner Jenny Seagrove, his daughter Lucy Kenwright, grandchildren, and all those who knew and loved him.
The Premier League also extends its heartfelt condolences to Bill's family, friends, and the entire Everton community during this difficult time.
Everton Football Club mourns the loss of Chairman Bill Kenwright CBE, who passed away peacefully last night at the age of 78, surrounded by his family and loved ones. 🌹