David Gold: West Ham joint chair dies aged 86 after 'short illness'

David Gold, the joint chair of West Ham Football Club, has died after a "short illness" at the age of 86. He played for the club's boys' team between the ages of 13 and 16, and took on the joint-chair position after a successful business career. West Ham confirmed Mr Gold's death in a statement on Wednesday, 4 January.The club said he was surrounded by his daughters, Jacqueline and Vanessa, and his fiancee Lesley. Source: PA