Tony Wilson, better known as Anthony H. Wilson has died in hospital at the age of 57. Tony was most famous as a the owner of Manchester's Hacienda nightclub and co-founder of Factory Records. His media career spans from Granada Tonight to BBC Radio Manchester and Xfm.
Tony was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year and had been receiving treatment. He died in Christie's Hospital surrounded by his family on Friday evening after suffering a heart attack. He had been there for the last two weeks.
He was manager of many bands via his record label Factory Records, the home of Happy Mondays and New Order. Tony was a big part of the music and cultural scene of Manchester and well respected for his massive contribution to the promotion of local talent.
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