Millwall FC has announced the unfortunate news of the passing of John Berylson, the club’s owner, at the age of 70.
Berylson was an American businessman who was the chairman of Southeast London club, Millwall, in 2006.
The club’s statement acknowledges that John’s sudden and tragic demise has deeply affected all those fortunate enough to have known him.
He was a truly remarkable individual, known for his unwavering dedication to his family and his exceptional generosity, warmth, and kindness.
Under Berylson’s leadership, Millwall achieved promotion from League One in 2010 and 2017, with John lifting the playoff trophy at Wembley six years ago.
Since those promotions, the club has maintained competitiveness in the Championship and narrowly missed out on a playoff place last season, falling short on the campaign’s final day.
John Berylson Obituary And Cause Of Death
Businessman John Berylson has passed away, and the cause of his death was a tragic accident.
The tragic accident occurred on Tuesday morning, not long after John celebrated his 70th birthday.
The details regarding the accident have not been revealed yet due to the privacy concern.
He is survived by his wife Amy, their three children Jennifer, James, and Elizabeth, as well as the rest of the Berylson family.
To allow supporters and well-wishers to express their condolences, a book of condolences will be available at the club’s stadium, The Den, starting at 11 am on Wednesday morning.
John Berylson Net Worth Before Death
John G. Berylson’s net worth is estimated to be around $136 million to $175 million before his death.
He served as Chestnut Hill Ventures LLC’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman since March 2002.
According to the shareholder information, Chestnut Hill Ventures holds a majority stake of 93.17 percent in Millwall Holdings Limited.
Chestnut Hill Ventures is a private equity company specializing in different industries, such as financial services and telecommunications as per Crunchbase.
Berylson has made significant financial contributions to Millwall, investing over £100 million in the club since his involvement began in 2007.