Ex Coventry Captain George Curtis’ Cause of Death: Still Private
Former Coventry City captain and FA Cup-winning assistant manager George Curtis’ cause of death has not been released after he passed away Saturday (July 17, 2021) at the age of 82. May the legend rest in paradise.
The tragic death news of the center-back, well-known as ‘Iron Man’ by fans, was confirmed by Coventry club, releasing a statement which reads, “Coventry City Football Club are devastated to learn of the death of Sky Blues icon George Curtis at the age of 82.”
Famous for his no-nonsense style, George played 543 games for Coventry as a central defender between 1956 and 1969, captained the club as it rose from Division Three South to the old First Division.
After that, he entered Aston Villa, where he was awarded the Third Division title in the 1971-72 season throughout a three-year stay. He then joined forces alongside John Sillett that led Coventry to top-flight safety in 1986 and FA Cup success against Tottenham in the FA Cup final at Wembley in 1987.
George Curtis also appeared in many commercial roles and served as managing director, although it was his partnership with Sillett that he will be best remembered.
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The statement on the club’s official website continued: “The thoughts and condolences of everyone at Coventry City and the whole Sky Blue community are with George’s family and friends at this very sad time.”
After announcing his retirement as a player, Curtis was part of the management team alongside John Sillett that guided Coventry to top-flight safety in 1986 and FA Cup victory against Tottenham in the FA Cup final at Wembley 1987.
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Coventry City Former Players’ Association said: “He was a physically powerful central defender and natural leader whose captaincy and consistency were second to none.
“Now another one of the pillars of Jimmy Hill‘s ‘Sky Blue Revolution’ (along with JH himself) is gone, a man of iron will and determination both on and off the field, feared by many opposing forwards (and some colleagues) and loved by so many in the footballing world.
“He will be deeply missed. Our sincere condolences go to George’s wife Inga and the rest of his family.”
Former team-mate from the Sky Blue Revolution, Dietmar Bruck said: “Great pleasure to have played alongside such a great player and person. RIP George.”
Reactions to Death of George Curtis
Celebrities’ death news always causes many hearts to break; nevertheless, fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.
Soon after the heartbreaking news of beloved George Curtis’ passing was released, as expected, many of his friends, fans, and teammates showed their sadness on social media by sharing their tributes.
FA Cup winner David Phillips said,“Just heard the very very sad news that George Curtis has passed away. So much respect and love for him. Thoughts are with Inga and the family.”
A user wrote, “Sad news! I will remember #georgecurtis as the 1987 FA Cup winning manager. My dad brought me up on what a legendary defender he was. #SkyBlueArmy.”
Another said, “Very sad to hear of the passing of George Curtis on the day of my 40th birthday but delighted I’ll be reminded of his part in our greatest day ever thanks to this amazing present from my big bruv.”
Someone tweeted, “Very sad to hear of the passing of George Curtis. Legendary captain of @Coventry_City & as important to the Sky Blue Revolution as Jimmy Hill. His influence on the club extended to 1987 & beyond. RIP George.”
Another announced, “Just told my dad about George Curtis. He was sad to hear the news. He tells me the most random info sometimes. I’ll tell him somethin & he’ll reply with a fact. He said he was iron man Curtis & that he got stitches on his shin once, then come back on to play the rest of the game!”