Villa saddened by death of Dave Ismay
Dave worked for the club in various capacities, most recently as head of community.
He also worked as the on-pitch announcer for games in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Dave was also a talented performer in the world of showbiz - a stand-up comedian and presenter - and worked alongside legends such as Tony Bennett, Shirley Bassey, Dionne Warwick, Lisa Minelli and Cliff Richard.
A close friend of comedian Bob Monkhouse, Dave, 66, also provided a column for the Birmingham Mail on football matters.
Our thoughts are with his wife Dodie and the rest of the family at this very sad time.
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