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Pizza Express founder Peter Boizot has passed away at his home in Peterborough.
His sister Clementine Allen confirmed her brother and former Peterborough United Football Club owner, 89, had died.
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The entrepreneur opened his first Pizza Express in Soho in 1965 and has been widely credited for introducing pizza to the masses and revolutionising the casual-dining experience.
Pizza Express managing director Zoe Bowley said: 'In his 89 years, this remarkable entrepreneur achieved an astonishing amount, not just within the dining industry, but across music, sport, and charity as well.
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'He launched a culinary revolution with the first PizzaExpress in 1965, introducing delicious pizza and casual dining to the UK, inspired by his travels in Italy.'
She added: 'His philanthropic work was renowned, raising £2million for the Venice in Peril fund and he inspired the company to continue this charitable mission.
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'Peter's spirit and vision to bring great pizza to the UK and beyond, and his passion for good food and good times, will live on.
'We will miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.'
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A statement from the firm on their Facebook page read: 'It is with great sadness that we share the news that our founder, Peter Boizot, passed away on 5th December 2018. In his 89 years, this remarkable entrepreneur achieved an astonishing amount, not just within the dining industry, but across music, sport, and charity as well.'
It continued: 'Peter’s spirit, vision and his passion for good food and good times, will live on and we will continue to carry forward his legacy through the people and culture of our business. We will all miss him dearly. Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.'
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A statement from Peterborough United Football Club said: 'The Pizza Express founder was a major part of...
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