Millwall have introduced the dying of proprietor and chairman John Berylson in “a tragic accident”.
The Lions confirmed the information in an announcement posted on Twitter on Tuesday evening.
The assertion learn that Berylson, 70, who first grew to become concerned with the membership in 2006, had died in an accident on Tuesday morning.
“It’s with a collective damaged coronary heart and the deepest of remorse that we announce the passing of our beloved proprietor and chairman, John Berylson,” Millwall posted.
“John, who turned 70 final month, misplaced his life in a tragic accident on Tuesday morning, and the ideas of everybody on the membership are along with his spouse, Amy, his three kids, Jennifer, James, and Elizabeth, and the remainder of the Berylson household.
“John’s sudden and tragic passing will unquestionably impression all those that have been lucky to have recognized him. He was a really nice man, extremely dedicated to his household, and an individual of such exceptional generosity, heat, and kindness.
“He lived a storied life, one filled with color and pleasure, and was infinitely considerate of others with an limitless need to share his immense information and experiences to assist folks.
“Below John’s passionate management and steering, Millwall has loved large success and stability.
“Since first turning into concerned within the membership in 2006, he has presided over a number of the biggest moments in Millwall’s historical past, and his affect in offering the platform for these was immeasurable.
“John continued to talk eagerly in regards to the new season and his imaginative and prescient for the longer term, and any success transferring ahead will likely be in his reminiscence and honour. It will likely be his legacy.
“John revelled within the membership’s underdog standing and mentality. He associated strongly to such values and identification and adored Millwall supporters. He was fiercely loyal to all his employees, and each they and the fan base will miss him past measure.”
The English Soccer League tweeted: “The EFL is shocked and saddened by the information and sends its deepest condolences to John’s household and everybody linked with Millwall.”
Former Millwall defender Alan Dunne, who made virtually 350 appearances for the membership, additionally posted a tribute.
“My deepest condolences to not solely my chairman for a few years but additionally buddy,” Dunne mentioned on Twitter.
“John was a gentleman who put Millwall again on the map. What he has carried out for the membership will at all times be remembered and might solely thank him for every part he carried out for me and MILLWALL. Rip JB.”