David Moores, a former executive of Liverpool, passed away at 76. After surrendering his controlling ownership of the team in 2007, David Moores, who presided over Liverpool for 16 years beginning in 1991, was named honorary life president of the organization. Let’s see how did he die, what happened and his cause of death in detail.
How did David Moores die?
Moores’ death comes just weeks after his dear wife of 39 years, Marge, passed away.
Former Liverpool chairman and owner David Moores has died at the age of 76, the Premier League club declared on Friday.
Moores worked as chairman for 16 years from 1991 and became honorary life president after selling his majority stake in the club in 2007.
He passed away on Friday, just weeks after his wife Marge died.
David Moores Cause of death.
The Moores family owned a stake in the team for more than 50 years, and David became the club’s owner in 1991 before selling the majority of his holdings in 2007.
His wife of 39 years, Marge, passed away a few weeks before his death.
Although the cause of his death is yet unknown, condolences have poured in since then. The Reds also wrote a moving statement to fans confirming his departure.
Following the terrible news of Moores’ passing, they closed the message by sending their condolences to his family.
who is David Moores?
On September 18, 1991, he was elected Chairman. He held 17,850 shares in Liverpool F.C. or 51% of the organization.
He was merely a minor shareholder in Everton, where his uncle, Sir John Moores, served as chairman. Littlewoods was founded by John Moores, who also made the Moores family one of the richest in the UK. For £750 million, Littlewoods was sold in 2002. For more than 50 years, the family-owned their share of Liverpool F.C.
To assist Liverpool to build a new stadium, Moores sought outside funding more and more, and in 2007, instead of selling it to Sheikh Mohammed and DIC, he sold it to American investors Tom Hicks and George Gillett. The deal quickly went bad after that.
According to Moores, “important shareholders like Granada and Steve Morgan were anxious the board of Liverpool F.C. should accept the Gillett and Hicks offer and left me in no doubt about my legal duty to accept the offer” in 2010, Moores stated.
Moores acknowledged that he “hugely regrets” selling Liverpool to the American couple in a letter to The Times in May 2010.
Moores requested that Gillett and Hicks resign to find the right buyer for the club. Moores urged them to “step away with dignity, accept their limitations as joint owners, admit their part in the club’s current collapse.”
Between 1991 and 1994, Liverpool had a difficult time with manager Graeme Souness under Moores’ presidency. Souness’ dismissal by Moores in January 1994 marked the first firing of a Liverpool manager since 1956. According to Moores at the time, Souness’ performance had fallen far short of expectations from the team and its supporters. This was the reason for the decision to fire him.
Liverpool saw its most bleak period in thirty years under Moores. Even though they took home the most club championships over sixteen years, the English Premiership was not included. Liverpool defeated A.C. Milan in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final to claim its fifth title.
Following Moores’ resignation, Kenny Dalglish took over as manager amid rumors that he had originally intended to do so in the middle of the 1990s but had been discouraged by Liverpool’s decision-makers’ hesitation and inconsistent behavior.
In January 2011, Dalglish took over again as manager, although he left the team after the 2011–12 campaign.
David Moores’s Personal life
The first wife of Moores was model and beauty queen Kathy Anders, who has crowned Miss England in 1974.
Anders, who had been married for just 18 months, passed away in a car accident in September 1977 at the age of 26 when Moores’ Jaguar automobile flipped into a ditch on a quiet country road in Lancashire.
Moores had severe brain injuries when he went to the hospital. For the Moores family, it was the second family tragedy that year.
Moores’ senior brother Nigel was killed in an automobile accident in the South of France in April 1977, five months earlier.
In 1983, Moores wed his wife Marge. Moores was the Littlewoods Business dynasty’s successor.
With assets of £1.2 billion, Lady Grantchester, Sir John Moores’ daughter, led the family, which was rated joint-32nd on the 2009 Sunday Times Rich List.
On July 22, 2022, Moores passed away at the age of 76, a few weeks after Marge, his beloved wife of 39 years, had perished.
Tributes to David Moores.
Liverpool Fc tweeted,
Liverpool FC is deeply saddened by the passing of former chairman and owner David Moores. The thoughts of everyone at the club are with David’s family and friends at this difficult time.
Jamie Carragher tweeted,
Really upset about David Moores news .. condolences too friends and family #lfc
RIP David, thank you for everything you did for our club. So sad he’s passed so soon after his wife. Sending love and condolences to the Moores family
Marina & I are both very saddened by the passing of David Moores. He was a loyal Liverpool fan whose dream came true when he was appointed Chairman, & he did a tremendous amount to help the Club. Our condolences go to his family. He’ll be greatly missed by all who knew him. RIP.
Sad news about David Moores..Massive Liverpool fan-His contribution to LFC is understated….We shall miss him…RIP…
Heartbreaking. RIP Chairman. I know for a fact that all the lads thought the world of you
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