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Is Ex-Man United Director Maurice Watkins’ Cause of Death Illness?

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Former Manchester United director Maurice Watkins’ cause of death has not been revealed after he passed away on Monday (16 August 2021) at the age of 79. May the legend rest in paradise.

The tragedy has been confirmed by official sources, announcing that Mr. Watkins, who brought Sir Alex Ferguson to the Premier League club in 1986, passed away in the early hours of Monday.

Watkins, described by Sir Alex Ferguson as a ‘true gentleman’, spent 28 years at Old Trafford before retiring in 2012 and was involved in some of the biggest choices the club made in that period.

Former Manchester United director Maurice Watkins' cause of death has not been revealed after he passed away on Monday (16 August 2021) at the age of 79. May the legend rest in paradise.

Not only was Watkins important in appointing Ferguson, who went on to become the most successful manager in United’s history, to the club – although he additionally convinced the Scot to stay on as manager when he threatened to retire after the 2001-02 season.

His last role in sport saw him take up the role of British Swimming chairman, with Team GB enjoying their most successful Olympic Games campaign in Tokyo this summer, just before his unexpected death

He famously brokered the agreement to keep Sir Alex at the club following he had decided to quit, with fans chanting his nickname ‘Mo’ from the stands.

Beloved Maurice Watkins successfully managed multiple sports organizations. Besides all, he represented high-profile clients in criminal cases, such as media personality Stuart Hall. He attended Manchester Grammer School and University College London. In 1984, he received the offer to become the director of Manchester United.

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He leaves behind his wife and children. Our thoughts and prayers are with Maurice Watkins’ family, friends, fans, and all of his loved ones on these tough days.


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Illness Became Maurice Watkins’ Cause of Death

First reports claimed that father-of-four and step-father died due to an illness; Maurice Watkins’ cause of death later was announced as prostate cancer he battled for some years.

He lived in Cheshire with his partner, Elaine.

Also well-known for his charity work, Maurice Watkins helped the NHS Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity for a decade-and-a-half and led the group’s campaign to raise £20million for equipment and family accommodation during that time.

Former Manchester United director Maurice Watkins' cause of death has not been revealed after he passed away on Monday (16 August 2021) at the age of 79. May the legend rest in paradise.
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He was then appointed a CBE on the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2011 for his services to charity. 

Celebrities’ death news always breaks many hearts, but fans kindly remember memories, and their idols are alive in their hearts even after death.

Quickly after the tragic news was released, many of beloved Nanci’s friends and fans expressed their sadness on social media by posting their tributes.

Paying tribute to Watkins after the tragic news of his death, Sir Alex announced: “Maurice was really supportive during my time as manager and great company. In my 26 years, there were some rocky moments, and he was always there with wise advice. He had great energy as well – involved in so many organizations.”

“He was unflappable. During some tense games, I’d look over and he would be calmly reading the programme. His legal experience was invaluable. When I called him to say I wanted to stay at United, he said they had already sorted a new manager but, not to worry, he would dig us out. And he did. He was a true gentleman.”


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