Jacqueline Gold dies aged 62 just months after David Gold’s passing
The daughter of former West Ham United co-owner David Gold, Jacqueline Gold, has died at the age of 62.
It has been confirmed that the daughter of ex- joint-owner David died on Thursday evening after seven years of treatment for breast cancer.
The passing of Jacqueline, who was the founder and owner of lingerie business Ann Summers, comes just over two months after her father David passed away at the age of 86.
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A statement from West Ham reads: “Everyone at West Ham United has been left deeply shocked and saddened by the tragic death of Jacqueline Gold CBE.
“Jacqueline, the daughter of the late beloved West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Gold and wife of Director Dan Cunningham, passed away on Thursday evening with Dan, daughter Scarlett, sister Vanessa, and brother-in-law Nick, by her side.
“The Executive Chair of Ann Summers, Jacqueline founded the company and grew it from an unknown brand into a household name in British high street retail – while earning huge respect and admiration for championing women in business and devoting her energy to improving the working environment for women.
“In 2016, she was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours for services to Entrepreneurship, Women in Business and Social Enterprise, in recognition of her long list of achievements across her 40-year career.
“The heartbreaking loss of Jacqueline comes just two months after the sad passing of her father. Jacqueline was a constant source of support and encouragement at West Ham United, ever since David Gold’s arrival as Joint-Chairman in January 2010, and a great friend to so many people at the Club, loved, respected and admired by all who met her.
“The sincere condolences and thoughts of everyone at West Ham United are with Jacqueline’s husband Dan, daughter Scarlett, sister Vanessa and the entire Gold family at this unspeakably sad and difficult time.”
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