24 Hour Party ends for Factory boss

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Anthony Wilson dies from cancer (BBC)

Anthony Wilson, the music mogul behind some of Manchester’s most successful bands, has died of cancer.

The Salford-born entrepreneur, who managed New Order, Joy Division and the Happy Mondays, was diagnosed last year during a routine visit to the doctor.

The 57-year-old, who launched Factory records and the Hacienda nightclub, underwent emergency surgery in January to remove a kidney.

He passed away on Friday evening in hospital.

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