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TONY WILSON

Full name: Anthony H. Wilson
Birth: Monday 20 February 1950. Hope Hospital Salford (UK)
Death: Friday 10 August 2007. Christie Hospital Manchester (UK)

Tony Wilson was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and revealed he was battling kidney cancer in February 2007. He suffered a heart attack on Thursday 9 August 2007 and was with half a dozen family and friends, including his partner Yvette Livesey and his children when he passed away. He died following a heart attack in Christie Hospital at about 7pm on Friday 10 August


 

EDUCATION

De La Salle Grammar School Salford (UK)

Jesus College Cambridge (UK)


 

PREVIOUS JOBS

Joined ITN as graduate trainee (UK)

TV journalist Manchester (UK)

Granada TV presenter Manchester (UK)


 

RELATION WITH THE BAND

He co-founded Factory Records, which label signed Joy Division, in parallel to his onscreen career