Doug Ellis, a former Aston Villa Football Club chairman has died at the age of 94, the English Championship club said on Thursday, October 11, 2018.
Ellis was chairman of Villa in two separate spells from 1968 to 1975 and from 1982 to 2006.
A businessman who made his fortune in the travel industry, Ellis was nicknamed “Deadly Doug” due to his reputation for being quick to dismiss failing managers.
He was awarded the Order of the British Empire, OBE, in 2005 and a Knighthood in 2012.
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