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Soccer-Former Palace owner Noades dies, aged 76


LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Former Crystal Palace owner and chairman Ron Noades has died at the age of 76 following a year-long battle with lung cancer.

"The club are saddened to learn of the passing of ... Ron Noades," Palace said on their website ( on Tuesday.

"Ron was diagnosed with lung cancer just over a year ago and received chemotherapy, brain radiotherapy and radiotherapy."

Noades, who also had spells as chairman of Wimbledon and Brentford, was in charge of Palace from 1981-98.

The club finished third in the top flight in 1991 and lost the 1990 FA Cup final to Manchester United at Wembley. (Reporting by Tim Collings; editing by Tony Jimenez)

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