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  • Updated: November 01, 2023

Sir Bobby Charlton's Cause Of Death Confirmed After Accidental Fall

Sir Bobby Charlton's Cause Of Death Confirmed After Accident

Manchester United and England football legend Sir Bobby Charlton died five days after an accidental fall at his care home, an inquest has heard.

The inquest was held at Chester Coroner's Court in Warrington on Wednesday to distinguish Charlton's cause of death.

The court heard the 86-year-old suffered an accidental fall at the Willows care home in Knutsford and was declared dead at Macclesfield General Hospital on Saturday, October 21.

Charlton's full cause of death was given as trauma in the lungs (traumatic haemopneumothorax), a fall and Alzheimer's dementia.

"Retired Manchester United legendary footballer Sir Bobby Charlton was admitted to Macclesfield Hospital at the age of 86 following a fall at his care home on 16 October 2023," the document states.

"He sustained rib fractures as he stood up and fell against a window sill due to being unsteady on his feet.

"He had resided at The Willows since July 2023 initially for respite and last two months of life.

"He continued to mobilise as usual following the fall until it was noted that he had swelling to his back.

"He was examined by the home's GP and transported to hospital where he was placed on end-of-life care and sadly passed away on 21 October 2023 at 03:50 hours."

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