Imelda Mounfield, wife of Stone Roses bassist Mani, dies from cancer

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Mani and Imelda speaking to ITV Granada Reports in November 2022 Credit: ITV Granada Reports

Tributes are being paid to Imelda Mounfield, the wife of Stone Roses bassist Mani, after she died from cancer.

Imelda, 52, was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer three years ago.

Since her diagnosis, Imelda and Mani raised thousands of pounds for charities and causes close to their hearts, including The Christie in Manchester and The Stockport Charitable Trust, by auctioning off celebrity items such as David Beckham’s football boots and Peter Savile's original cassette artwork for Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures album.

Mani and Imelda Mounfield speaking to ITV Granada Reports in October 2022

Imelda's death was announced on Saturday November 18.

She leaves behind twin boys aged 10, and Mani, 61.

Speaking to ITV Granada Reports in October 2022, Imelda said: "The tumour in my bowel had spread to my liver. It was a massive shock, because I wasn't really poorly.

"Then I had some emergency surgery, and I responded quite well to chemo, so I've been on quite a big journey over the past two years."

Mani said: "When you've been told first of all you've got cancer, then you might not live five years, it's two proper Tyson blows.

"Walking on stage at Wembley stadium in front of 90 thousand people is a doddle compared to this.

"It's made me so appreciative of the NHS for what they do and it's made me re-evalaute everything. All these gigs, all these records, they don't mean a thing.

"It means nothing, as long as this lady's ok and my family's ok, everything else is superfluous."

Paying tribute To Imelda, former Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown posted on social media "God Bless Mani and his boys".

Rowetta from the Happy Mondays also took to social media to say she was "so brave, so beautiful and so loved" and "thank you for being a beautiful friend".

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