Nottingham Forest owner found dead in home gym
Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty has died (Getty Images)
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Sunday, 05, Feb 2012 09:54
By Rob Stanworth
Nottingham Forest owner and Labour party donor Nigel Doughty has been found dead in the gym of his Lincolnshire home.
Tributes have come pouring for the millionaire, with the football club stating it was with "enormous sadness" that it had to announce the news.
Labour leader Ed Miliband added that he was "shocked and saddened", adding that when the pair last met a week ago he was "full of life, enthusiasm and vigour".
"He was a kind, generous man with a deep desire to make the world a better place. My heart goes out to his wife Lucy and his children. We mourn his death deeply and will sorely miss him," he added.
Mr Doughty bought Nottingham Forest in 1999 and saved the club from administration.
He invested around £100 million of his own money to ensure the club's survival.
Police confirmed that there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the death and the coroner is now dealing with the matter.
Last October, Mr Doughty announced that he would be stepping down as the Reds' chairman after admitting to a "poor decision" when appointing Steve McLaren as manager.