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Kidderminster Harriers mourn the loss of Gordon Howard

Gordon Howard
Image caption Gordon Howard was a regular visitor to Aggborough (pic courtesy of Kidderminster Harriers)

Kidderminster Harriers director Gordon Howard has died following a fire at his Bermuda home.

He died on Tuesday evening from smoke inhalation, a statement issued by the Blue Square Bet Premier League football club said.

Harriers chairman Barry Norgrove said the news had come as a terrible shock to everyone at Aggborough.

"He has been a tremendous servant to the club over the past few years and we will truly miss him," he said.

"In the past five years he has made a tremendous contribution to the club both financially and in terms of support," he added.

Mr Howard joined the board in 2005 and, although based in Bermuda, he was a regular visitor to Aggborough.

Mr Norgrove said the news was still sinking in and it would take them a long time to come to terms with it.

"Gordon was a tremendous fellow and we hit if off instantly when we first met five or six years ago," he said.

"His sudden death is a huge shock to everyone connected with the club and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time," he added.

The club plans to hold a minute's silence in memory of Mr Howard before the first home league match of the season against Southport on Tuesday 17 August.

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