Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fund Launched to Pay for Music Mogul's Funeral ; HACIENDA LEGEND 'DIED OF BROKEN HEART' AFTER DAUGHTER'S DEATH

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fund Launched to Pay for Music Mogul's Funeral ; HACIENDA LEGEND 'DIED OF BROKEN HEART' AFTER DAUGHTER'S DEATH

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FRIENDS and family of the late Manchester music mogul Alan Wise - who died less than three months after his daughter - are raising cash to give him a fitting send-off.

The legendary promoter and manager passed away earlier this month, heartbroken after 22-yearold daughter Natasha fell to her death from a bridge following an 18-month battle to get counselling for depression.

Those close to Alan said he 'never recovered' from his daughter's death and 'died of a broken heart'. A fundraising campaign has now been set up to pay for Alan's funeral - and to get a headstone made for the devoted dad and his daughter.

Cash will also be used to support Alan's partner Bev.

A donation page, set up by one of Alan's former colleagues Gary Beesley, reads: "We all owe Alan a huge debt of gratitude for his contribution to our lives, as well as the limitless generosity he demonstrated throughout his life. When Al had money, he shared it; when he had none, he wangled more, then shared that. …

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