Fan Dies After Having Heart Attack at Craven Cottage

Paul Parish's daughter thanks the people who tried to save him

Paul Parish with his daugther. Picture:

A 63-year-old man has died after suffering a cardiac arrest at a recent match between Fulham and Blackpool at Craven Cottage.

The game, on Saturday 29 January, was suspended for a lengthy period whilst club staff, fans and emergency service workers sought to help Paul Parish who had been sitting in the Hammersmith Road stand.

He received a standing ovation from the crowd including the fans of Blackpool as he was taken to Charing Cross Hospital but, despite the best efforts of medical staff, he was pronounced dead later that day.

His daughter Clare has written on social media of her gratitude to the stewards, a police and a doctor who were both off-duty but came to help as well as the club medics and the staff at Charing Cross for their efforts.

An online tribute book has been set up for Paul, where you can share memories of him.

A JustGiving page has been set up in Paul's name to raise funds for three charities that he supported - St John's Ambulance, The British Heart Foundation and the Fulham Foundation.

In a statement the club said, “It is with immense sadness that we inform fans of the passing of supporter, Paul Parish.

“Paul suffered a cardiac arrest and received treatment in the Hammersmith Stand at this afternoon’s match before being transferred to the hospital. He sadly passed away this evening.

“Our condolences and the thoughts of everyone at Fulham Football Club go out to Paul’s family, friends and loved ones.

“The family would like to thank the fans of Fulham and Blackpool for the respect and care they showed as well as all staff at Craven Cottage and at the hospital for their assistance, care and attention.

“Rest in Peace Paul.”

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February 7, 2022