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Millwall owner John Berylson has died in a “tragic accident”, the football club announced. The Championship team confirmed the news in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday night but did not release any further details about the 70-year-old’s death. The American businessman became involved with the club in 2006 and became a major shareholder in 2007. He is survived by his wife Amy and his three children, Jennifer, James, and Elizabeth. “It is with collective heartbreak and the deepest regret that we announce the passing of our beloved owner and chairman, John Berylson,” Millwall said in a statement. “John’s sudden and tragic passing will no doubt shock all those lucky enough to have known him. He was a great man, incredibly devoted to his family, and a person of remarkable generosity, warmth, and kindness.
“He lived a life full of stories, full of color and joy, and was endlessly considerate of others with an endless desire to share his immense knowledge and experiences to help people.” Berylson replaced Stewart Till as Millwall chairman in 2007 and oversaw two promotions to the Championship. Millwall finished eighth in the league this year, missing out on a play-off place on the final day.
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John Berylson was 70 years old.
Millwall’s owner John Berylson passes away in a “tragic accident”
The club statement said: “Under John’s passionate leadership and guidance, Millwall have enjoyed tremendous success and stability. “Since he first became involved with the club in 2006, he has presided over some of the greatest moments in Millwall’s history, and his influence in providing the platform for those was immeasurable. John continued to speak enthusiastically about the new season and his vision for the future, and any future success will be in his memory and honor. It will be his legacy. “John reveled in the club’s underdog status and mentality. He related strongly to such values and identity and adored the Millwall supporters. “He was fiercely loyal to all of his staff, and he will be missed beyond measure by them and the fanbase alike.”
Tributes poured in from the football world following Berylson’s death. The English Football League tweeted: “The EFL is shocked and saddened by the news and sends its deepest condolences to John’s family and everyone associated with Millwall.” Former Millwall defender Alan Dunne, who made nearly 350 appearances for the club, also paid tribute. “My condolences not only to my president of many years, but also to a friend,” Dunne said on Twitter. “John was a gentleman who put Millwall back on the map. What he has done for the club will always be remembered and I can only thank him for everything he did for me and MILLWALL. Rip JB.” Millwall fans can pay their respects at a condolence book at The Den from 11am on Wednesday.