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HEAR YE, HEAR YE! TONY WILSON, FOUNDER OF FACTORY RECORDS, FOUNDER OF THE HA«IENDA, LINKED IN POPULAR MEMORY TO JOY DIVISION, NEW ORDER, THE HAPPY MONDAYS, AND THE SCENE KNOWN AS MADCHESTER, HAS DIED. HEAR YE, HEAR YE!
He had been battling kidney cancer for some time, but according to the Manchester Evening News he died after an unrelated heart attack. Because he had a better head for art than money his finances were not in good shape, but his friends (including the Mondays) rallied round to pay for his treatment. (via ilx)

Sorry I can't make this prettier, Tony, I know you'd want all your obituaries to be art.

Ned Raggett: "...had he not helped bring together a variety of kindred souls in various fields, not all musical, then the world would look different, sound different, simply BE different."

Metafilter: "I'm a minor player in my own life story."

"We drain dry the old pleasures and then never think new ones are going to happen again. Rationally, we know that wonderful things are around the corner, and yet we don't believe it."

His coffin had a FAC number


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