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Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has passed away.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside dies after cancer battle

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Long-serving Bolton chairman Phil Gartside has died of cancer at the age of 63.

On the Wanderers board since 1988, he served as club chairman from 1999 until stepping away from his duties in November due to illness.

Bolton said in a statement on their website: "Bolton Wanderers Football Club is deeply saddened to announce that long-standing club chairman Phil Gartside has died aged 63.

"Phil has passed away after a short and brave battle with cancer."

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