Bobby Moore’s son Dean found dead in Notting Hill
10:14 29 July 2011
The family of England football hero Bobby Moore have said they were “deeply shocked and distraught” at the death of his son.
The body of Dean Moore, 43, was discovered on Wednesday at his home in Notting Hill, west London.
Police are treating his death as “unexplained” and are not looking for any suspects.
In 1997 Mr Moore took over the running of a pub opposite Chelsea’s ground at Stamford Bridge.
The Moore family said in a statement: “We are deeply shocked and distraught at the sudden passing of our beloved Dean.
“We will, along with many, many others, miss his warmth, kindness, generosity and most of all his wonderful sense of humour and big heart.
“We have lost a dear father, son, brother and uncle, and he will be sorely missed not just by us his family, but by all those whose lives he touched.
“We ask that, at this very difficult and painful time, our privacy be respected so that we can in some small way try to come to terms with our loss.”
A Met Police spokesman said officers were called to an address in St Charles Square by the London Ambulance Service and Mr Moore was pronounced dead at the scene.
His father Bobby, who captained the victorious England team in the 1966 World Cup, died from cancer aged 51 in 1993. The West Ham United defender fathered Dean and daughter Roberta with his first wife Tina.
The club’s supporters expressed their sympathy for the Moore family on internet forums.
One fan wrote: “He seemed a very nice lad, may he rest well and enjoy the catch up with his dad. My deepest sympathy too all those on here that knew him.”
Another added: “Two members of the family that lived to no age at all. Sad times for the Moore family.”