Lady Cathy Ferguson, wife of the late Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has passed away.
The Ferguson family sent a statement to the PA news agency on Friday confirming the tragic news.
She leaves behind a husband, three sons, two sisters, 12 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild, according to the statement, which expresses “deep sadness to confirm” Lady Cathy Ferguson’s death yesterday.
The family requests privacy during this difficult time.
Meanwhile, Manchester United has expressed their sadness at Ferguson’s loss of his wife.
Man United released a statement reading, “Our thoughts and prayers are with Sir Alex Ferguson and his family at this difficult time. Lady Cathy was a pillar of support for Sir Alex all through his life and work, and she was cherished by her husband, children, siblings, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.