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West Bromwich Albion club president John Silk dies

2014-01-01 13:37:20

John Silk
Former chairman John Silk became club
president in 2003

The president of West Bromwich Albion football club, John Silk, has died at the age of 89 after a short illness, the club has said.

Mr Silk was made a club director in 1984 and became chairman in 1988, a position he held for four years.

He became president in 2003, taking over from the late Sir Bert Millichip.

Flags at The Hawthorns have been lowered to half mast and a minute's applause will be held before the match against Newcastle later, the club said.

Chairman Jeremy Peace told the club's official website: "John was very proud to be club president and took his duties very seriously.

"Until his illness, he was a constant presence at home and away matches.

"John was a quiet but very honourable man and he will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time."

Source: bbc.co.uk

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