- 05/22/2013 (10:46:29 pm)
- Bob Mulrenin
Received this email & photo today
DEATH OF A LEGEND
I am deeply saddened to announce the death of the legend that was MICK MCMANUS,who passed away at 01.00 a.m. this morning. Mick never recovered from the loss of his beloved wife Barbara, and lost the will the live, despite the loving care of the nurses at the celebrity home for retired actors :Brishing House where he lived out his final days.Even the arrival of his old friend Lord Richard Attenborough recently, failed to lift his spirits, refusing all food and drink until he quietly slipped into a coma three days ago. MICK MCMANUS was without doubt, through his own efforts, the greatest wrestling name that the U.K. has ever seen or will see again, and even 25 years after his retirement, he retained his aura of stardom until the end. He was 93.Funeral details will be posted shortly, and full obituaries will foloow on the main wrestling sites.
The photo was taken in 2005 at the Dropkixx wrestling academy where Mick was an ardent supporter and Nick Aldis ( Magnus from TNA) can be seen in the background during his early days.