Villa are sad to hear of the untimely 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.