Alex Ferguson

Lady Cathy Ferguson, the wife of former Manchester United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson, has been confirmed dead at the age of 84.

The Ferguson family confirmed Cathy’s demise in a statement on Friday afternoon.

The family stated: “We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing yesterday (Thursday) 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.”

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United also issued a statement on Friday, saying: “Everyone at Manchester United sends our heartfelt condolences to Sir Alex Ferguson and his family on the passing of Lady Cathy, a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a tower of strength for Sir Alex throughout his career.”

Cathy and Ferguson met in 1964 when he was just 23 years old and they married shortly after in 1966.

They have three sons Mark, born in 1968, and twin boys, Peterborough manager Darren and Jason, born in 1972.

Ferguson retired in 2013 after the death of Cathy’s sister, Bridget.

He said at the time: “My wife Cathy has been the key figure throughout my career, providing a bedrock of both stability and encouragement. Words are not enough to express what this has meant to me.”

Cathy had previously talked him out of retirement in 2002.

The Star



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