Bill Kenwright, a true Evertonian and great ambassador for Liverpool, dies

Bill Kenwright, the former Everton chairman and legendary theatre producer, has died at the age of 78. He was a lifelong Evertonian and served the club in various roles for over three decades. He was also a highly successful theatre producer, best known for the long-running West End hit Blood Brothers.

Kenwright’s death was met with an outpouring of grief from both Everton and Liverpool fans. The two clubs issued a joint statement paying tribute to him, calling him a “true gentleman” and a “great ambassador for the city of Liverpool.”

Kenwright’s association with Everton began in the 1960s, when he was a ball boy for the team. He joined the board of directors in 1989 and became chairman in 2004. He oversaw a period of success for the club, including a qualification for the Champions League in 2005.

Kenwright stepped down as chairman in 2016 but remained a board member until his death. He was also a patron of the Everton Former Players Foundation and was a generous supporter of many other charities.

Kenwright’s death is a great loss to the city of Liverpool and to the world of football. He was a true Evertonian and a great ambassador for the club. He will be sadly missed.

Everton and Liverpool mourn the loss of Bill Kenwright

Bill Kenwright, the former Everton chairman and legendary theatre producer, has died at the age of 78. His death was met with an outpouring of grief from both Everton and Liverpool fans. The two clubs issued a joint statement paying tribute to him, calling him a “true gentleman” and a “great ambassador for the city of Liverpool.”

 A lifelong Evertonian

Kenwright’s association with Everton began in the 1960s, when he was a ball boy for the team. He joined the board of directors in 1989 and became chairman in 2004. He oversaw a period of success for the club, including a qualification for the Champions League in 2005.

A successful theatre producer

Kenwright was also a highly successful theatre producer, best known for the long-running West End hit Blood Brothers. He produced a number of other successful shows, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Jesus Christ Superstar.

 A legacy of generosity and support

Kenwright stepped down as chairman in 2016 but remained a board member until his death. He was also a patron of the Everton Former Players Foundation and was a generous supporter of many other charities.

Kenwright’s death is a great loss to the city of Liverpool and to the world of football. He was a true Evertonian and a great ambassador for the club. He will be sadly missed.

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