Wycombe Wanderers legend Howard Kennedy has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with cancer.

Howard eaves wife Fiona, daughter Katie and twin sons Chris and David along with two grandchildren.

He first revealed his illness publicly at the WWEPA annual dinner in 2014 when he left the audience spellbound with his plans to set up a charity called Patients’ Trust to help other sufferers and to educate doctors in handling such cases. Revolutionary treatment in America helped hold back his own illness. But it returned with a vengeance some months ago.
His last appearance at a WWEPA event came at our annual golf day in July – an event he had organised so well with committee colleague Ken Wilson for several years before. 

He joined Wycombe in 1974 and was a regular for nine years. His tally of 102 goals in 416 appearances – 547 / 152 in all games - was remarkable for a midfield player.

John D Taylor of the Wycombe Wanderers Ex-Players Association, said: "We shall miss the firebombs he liked to explode, usually with a twinkle in his eye. And we will miss the man who approached his illness in the manner he faced opponents on the field – with no fear."

Former team-mate, Bob Dell added: "Such sad news. Howard was somebody I looked up to as a person, footballer and friend. He always said what he thought, but he helped me a lot when I joined the Wanderers. I have great memories of him in the dressing rooms, on the pitch, on the training pitch, in the clubhouse…. and in the Angel pub."

Current Wycombe boss Gareth Ainsworth said: "He was a great guy.

"He had a fantastic Wycombe career. I am sure that everyone will remember him in a fond way and he was a fantastic player but more importantly a really genuine guy."