The club are saddened to learn of the passing of former club Chairman, Ron Noades.
Ron, 76, was diagnosed with lung cancer just over a year ago and has received chemotherapy, brain radiotherapy and radiotherapy.
He had surgery to remove a tumour behind his heart but the treatment had a severe effect on his lungs and a brave battle against the illness sadly ended in the early hours of Christmas Eve.
Ron led the club between 1981 and 1998. This period included great success including promotion to the old First Division (1989), an FA Cup final (1990), a third-placed finish in the First Division (1991), and a win in the Zenith Data Systems Cup (also 1991).
In addition to Crystal Palace, he has also been chairman of Southall, Wimbledon and Brentford.
The thoughts and deepest sympathies of everyone at Crystal Palace Football Club are with his wife Novello and their family at this very sad time.