BREAKING: Cricket legend and former Bee Gees manager passes away aged 76

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David English, the cricket legend who was the former manager of The Bee Gees passed away at the age of 76 after suffering a major heart attack.


David English CBE, the cricket legend who was also a former manager of the pop group The Bee Gees, passed away this evening, Saturday, November 12, aged 76. He died as the result of a major heart attack he suffered on November 1, according to The Sun.

Since 1986, his famous Bunbury cricket charity raised in excess of £17million. TalkTV host Piers Morgan is a massive cricket fan and was among the first to pay tribute to English. “Had many of the funniest days of my life ⁦@HomeOfCricket with this wonderfully ebullient & brilliantly entertaining character”, he tweeted @piersmorgan.

Accompanied by an image of himself alongside English and Mark Austin, from Sky News, Piers described him as a “brilliantly entertaining” man. “A great cricket man whose ⁦@BunburyCricket festival developed so many England stars, who all loved him. Very sad news”, he wrote.

A famous tournament held annually by Bunbury Cricket for the best boys aged under 15 in England has resulted in the discovery of more than 100 England cricketers. Among those to have played are Ben Stokes and Joe Root.

“So sad to hear the news of David English passing away”, tweeted Jos Buttler, the England T20 captain. “One of life’s great characters, so fun to spend time with and producer of some of the best English cricketers through his wonderful Bunbury Festivals. RIP”, he added @josbuttler.

Bunbury Cricket posted on their official Twitter page today to inform fans that after reporting ‘no brain activity’, David’s life support had been removed last Thursday 10. They explained that he was ‘not going to survive’, but was “in no pain and will pass peacefully when his body is ready to do so”.

“Very sad to hear that David English, one of cricket’s greatest and funniest characters and founder of the Bunburys, has passed away. RIP Loon”, tweeted John Etheridge, The Sun’s cricket correspondent @JohnSunCricket.


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