Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has died at the age of 78. The Briton led the Premier League club for nearly two decades, and was also active in the cultural sector.
It can be read, “Everton mourns its president, Bill Kenwright, who passed away peacefully on Monday evening at the age of 78.” “He was surrounded by his loved ones.”
Liverpool-born Kenwright joined the board of his favorite club in 1989. In 2003 he took over from then chairman Philip Carter. Kenwright has been Everton’s longest serving boss for nineteen years.
Under his leadership, Everton had several good seasons. ‘The Toffees’ finished fourth in the Premier League in 2005. In 2009, Everton reached the FA Cup final, losing to Chelsea 2-1.
“The club has lost a president, a leader, a friend and a source of inspiration,” Everton said. “Our thoughts are with his loved ones.”
Kenwright was also well known in the entertainment world. He had a role in the popular TV series in the late 1960s Coronation Street. Kenwright later tried himself as a musician and founded his own record company. He achieved the greatest success as a producer of theatrical shows and films.
“Unable to type with boxing gloves on. Freelance organizer. Avid analyst. Friendly troublemaker. Bacon junkie.”