Ian Mellor Dies Ahead Of His 51st Anniversary With Wife Sue: Neil Mellor’s Heartfelt Message

Ian Mellor dies at 74. Survived by his wife and four children. Check out the details below.

By BhuraPublished on: May 1, 2024 Updated on: May 1, 2024
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The football world mourns the loss of Ian Mellor, a former Manchester City star. He passed away at the age of 74 after a brave fight with amyloidosis, a rare and incurable disease. His death on the morning of May 1, 2024, was confirmed by his son, Neil Mellor, a former footballer and current Sky Sports pundit.

Ian’s journey in football began in 1970 with Manchester City, where he quickly made a name for himself as a talented winger. During his time with City, he notched seven goals across 40 appearances and was part of the team that triumphed in the FA Charity Shield. His career saw him moving to various clubs, including Norwich City and Brighton, where he became a fan favorite, scoring 31 goals in 122 games. His career spanned impressive stints at Chester City, Sheffield Wednesday, and Bradford City, before finishing his playing days at Worksop Town and Hong Kong’s Tung Sing.

The football community has expressed deep sorrow over his passing. Neil took to Twitter to share his grief and gratitude, stating, “My Dad, My Hero, I love you. Thank you for everything.” He also thanked St Ann’s Hospice for their care and support during his father’s final days.

Tributes have poured in from all corners, including from Neil’s former teammate, Jamie Carragher, who offered his condolences with a simple heart emoji. Fans have also shared their memories and condolences, noting Ian’s gentlemanly nature and his legacy as a football legend.

Neil, following in his father’s footsteps, had a notable career at Liverpool, where he is remembered for his dramatic 30-yard winning goal against Arsenal in 2004. He later moved to Preston North End, where he enjoyed a prolific period before retiring in 2012 due to a knee injury.

Ian Was Due To Celebrating His 51 Marriage Anniversary

Just a month shy of what would have been his 51st marriage anniversary, the football world is reflecting not only on Ian’s legacy on the field but also on his enduring personal life. Ian and his wife, Sue, were married on June 25, 1973, and together they had four children: Simon, Louise, and twins Neil and Laura.

Ian Celebrated His 50th Wedding Anniversary With Wife
Ian & Sue On The 50th Wedding Anniversary

Last year, in 2023, the couple celebrated their golden anniversary, marking half a century of marriage. The milestone was joyfully commemorated with their family, and Neil shared a heartfelt tribute on his Instagram, capturing the essence of the day with a photo of the happy couple. He wrote,

“♥️ Celebrating Mum & Dad 50 years married 🙌 #goldenanniversary #family.”

Friends and Family On Ian's Anniversary
Friends & Family Celebrate The Beautiful Day


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