Tributes have been paid to Heinz Skyte, who has supported the club ever since his first visit to Elland Road at 19-years-old, immediately after stepping off the train that brought him to safety from Nazi Germany.
He sadly passed away aged 99 in hospital over the New Year period, following a short illness.
Heinz was featured in the YEP last month when he attended the home match against Cardiff City as a special guest.
Along with his son Peter, Heinz watched the Whites draw 3-3 with Cardiff after the invitation was organised through the Holocaust Survivor's Friendship Association.
Heinz was forced to flee his home in Fuerth, near Nuremberg, in Kristallnacht in November 1938 - a night where Jewish-owned stores, buildings and synagogues were glassed.
His father was later arrested and taken to Dachau concentration camp where he was held for six weeks.
Heinz was able to escape Germany and join his brother Frank in Leeds, where he got a job in a clothing factory.
However, after the outbreak of WWII in 1939, Heinz and Frank were arrested and sent to an internment camp on the Isle of man, before being moved to Canada where they stayed until 1942.
Heinz later moved back to Leeds, where he married fellow Jewish refugee Thea and had two sons.
A spokesman for Leeds United announced the club learned of Heinz's passing on Friday, paying tributes to the lifelong fan who was due to turn 100 next month.
The club said: "It is with deep sadness that Leeds United have today learnt of the passing of lifelong Leeds United supporter and Holocaust survivor Heinz Skyte, at the age of 99.
"Heinz first visited Elland Road 80 years ago when he was just 19 years of age, after stepping off the train that brought him to safety from Nazi Germany.
"Along with his son Peter, Heinz was able to visit the stadium again recently when he was invited as a special guest for the club's fixture against Cardiff City and treated to hospitality with the chance to meet with Chairman Andrea Radrizzani and his wife Nedine Vos.
"Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Heinz at this sad time."
Heinz and Thea were both granted British citizenship in 1947, and he started work for the Leeds Jewish Welfare Board in 1951 before later becoming chief executive.
In 1976, he was awarded MBE for his dedication to community work.
His life story is one of 16 other Holocaust surviviors' featured in an interactive exhibition at the Holocaust Exhibition and Learning Centre at the University of Huddersfield, which opened in 2018 thanks to funding from the National Lottery.