Dennis Lepine with West Ham footballer Declan Rice (credit: @ianmwhu)
Dennis Lepine passed away during the early hours of this morning.
Irons midfielder Declan Rice described him as a man “that bled claret & blue”.
Dennis Lepine, a man that bled claret & blue. A man that treated me like one of his sons. A man that no one had a bad word to say about was sadly taken from us this morning. A sad day not only for his family, but for me & @WestHam. You’ll be missed Den, RIP. Love you mate. ???? pic.twitter.com/hSGU9meihI
— Declan Rice (@_DeclanRice) June 4, 2020
Mr Lepine founded Hornchurch Coaches which helped take fans to away games across the country.
Friends and fellow West Ham supporters have taken to Twitter this morning to express their sorrow at his passing.
RIP Dennis a good man who always had time for everyone. West Ham away days will never be the same again without you there mate to say he bled claret and blue is an understatement.
fly high with the bubbles mate ? pic.twitter.com/SIfmvHwuap
— ian morgan (@ianmwhu) June 4, 2020
RIP Dennis Lepine, someone that single handedly gave me some of the best West Ham experiences in my life via Hornchurch coaches which he founded. Thank you for all your hard work over the years and if anyone was Mr West Ham then it’s you. Those 4am starts wont ever be the same?
— Max (@max_wright__) June 4, 2020
RIP Dennis Lepine ??? What a great guy who always made me laugh! Your love & loyalty for family, friends & @WestHam was second to none and we will miss you dearly. Sleep tight Mr West Ham ? ? pic.twitter.com/ksHvfY0n2B
— Danny Searle (@Danny_Searle) June 4, 2020
Everyone at WHUISA would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dennis Lepine at this difficult time. A beloved West Ham fan who went above and beyond to help fellow fans out and was one of a kind #RIP
— WHUISA (@WHU_ISA) June 4, 2020
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