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Lady Cathy Ferguson dies aged 84

Lady Cathy Ferguson, wife of former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has died aged 84.

A family statement read: “We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing yesterday of Lady Cathy Ferguson, survived by her husband, three sons, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family asks for privacy at this time.”

Flags have been lowered to half mast at Old Trafford while players from both the men’s and women’s teams will wear black armbands this weekend.

A United statement read: “Everyone at Manchester United sends our heartfelt condolences to Sir Alex Ferguson and his family on the passing of Lady Cathy.

“Lady Cathy was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a tower of strength for Sir Alex throughout his career.”

Sir Alex, 81, met Lady Cathy in 1964 and they married two years later.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.
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