Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s wife Cathy has died at the age of 84.
The death of Cathy who left behind her husband and their three sons was disclosed by Mirrors.
In response to the passing of Cathy, a statement was issued the Ferguson family, which reads: “We are deeply saddened to confirm the passing yesterday of Lady Cathy Ferguson, survived by her husband, three sons, two sisters, 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The family asks for privacy at this time.”
Lady Cathy – formerly Holding – met Alex in 1964 and they were married in 1966 before giving birth to son Mark two years later, followed by twins, Darren and Jason, in 1972.
It was also revealed that she was supportive of her husband throughout his career at Old Trafford before he stepped down from his role and retired from football in 2013 to spend more time with her.
English Premier League club, Manchester United also reacted the death of Cathy in a club statement which said, “Everyone at Manchester United sends our heartfelt condolences to Sir Alex Ferguson and his family. Lady Cathy was a beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, and a tower of strength for Sir Alex throughout his career.”
Sir Alex Ferguson made history while at the club for 26 years. He won 38 trophies, including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups, and two UEFA Champions League titles.