Police say Forest owner died of natural causes

Police say there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding

the death of Nottingham Forest owner Nigel Doughty.

Doughty was found dead in the gym at his home in Skillington, a

village in the central-eastern county of Lincolnshire on


Police told an inquest in Lincoln on Wednesday that they believe

the 54-year-old Doughty died of natural causes. He was described by

his family as fit and well when he said he was going to work out in

the gym.

Doughty bought Forest for 11 million pounds ($17.4 million) in

1999, when the team was in the second tier, but couldn’t bring

success back to a club that won the European Cup in 1979 and


Forest hasn’t been in the Premier League since being relegated

in 1999.