Friday, August 10, 2007

Anthony H Wilson is dead

Tony Wilson, cantankerous anchorman, unsuccessful businessman, inspired A&R talent, tireless enthusiast, died this evening at 6.05pm. He'd been diagnosed with kidney cancer and had one kidney removed back in January.

A spokesperson for Christie Hospital, where Wilson died, said:

"Tony Wilson died peacefully at the Christie Hospital at 6.05pm this evening with his family by his bedside.

"Tony was a very great supporter of the Christie and this is extremely sad news.

"We would like to extend our sympathy to Tony's family."


6 comments:

Richard said...

Huge loss. Wilson was instrumental in advancing the careers of many unknown but great bands, and, from all accounts, was a funny, caring man.

Tim Footman said...

Oh, bum.

Alex B said...
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Alex B said...

So, Farewell then
Anthony H Wilson
Manager of
Factory Records
Of Manchester

You released records by
Joy Division
And
New
Order

Which Keith liked

You once said
'Some people make money while
Some make
History'

Is is a pity that
History
Could not pay
Hospital bills

EJ Thribb FAC17½

Mikey said...

Sad. Too soon.

So it goes.

Emalyse said...

A sad loss. We needed more of his like involved in music.A great advocate for regionalism too. Another of the greats has left us.

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