Everton chairman Bill Kenwright dies, aged 78

Everton Chairman, Bill Kenwright looks on prior to the Premier League match between Everton FC and Arsenal FC at Goodison Park on April 07, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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Everton chairman Bill Kenwright has passed away at the age of 78. 

Diagnosed with cancer in 2015, Kenwright was recently admitted to intensive care, following complications during an operation to remove a tumour from his liver. Everton recently released a statement that he had been discharged and was expecting to make a "lengthy but complete recovery". The club announced his passing on Tuesday.

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Mark White has been at on FourFourTwo since joining in January 2020, first as a staff writer before becoming content editor in 2023. An encyclopedia of football shirts and boots knowledge – both past and present – Mark has also represented FFT at both FA Cup and League Cup finals (though didn't receive a winners' medal on either occasion) and has written pieces for the mag ranging on subjects from Bobby Robson's season at Barcelona to Robinho's career. He has written cover features for the mag on Mikel Arteta and Martin Odegaard, and is assisted by his cat, Rosie, who has interned for the brand since lockdown.