Mon 11 October 2021 | 22:35

Preston North End’s owner dies at the age of 86

Preston North End’s owner Trevor Hemmings has died at the age of 86.

Trevor Hemmings

, who owned the Championship club

Preston North End

and was a big supporter of National Hunt racing, died at the age of 86 after seeing his green and yellow colors in the Grand National three times.

The club has released a statement about the matter, confirming the sad death of their owner.

A Preston statement on Monday night read:

"Preston North End Football Club can sadly confirm the devastating news that its owner Trevor Hemmings CVO has passed away this evening, 11th October 2021.

"A further statement will be made in the coming days, but in the meantime his family would ask that their privacy be respected at this difficult time."

EFL has also released another statement, showing their sadness about the death of the successful businessman.

The EFL said:

"We are saddened by the news of Trevor Hemmings' passing and send our sincere condolences to all at Preston North End this evening.

"Rest in peace, Trevor."

Hemmings was loved by many supporters as he helped the club get over their serious financial issues showing the fans how much he loves the club. He also had many high-class jumpers, including the National winners Hedgehunter (2005), Ballabriggs (2011), and Many Clouds (2015).

source: SportMob

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