Stone Roses bassist Mani Mounfield’s wife Imelda dies of cancer as tributes pour in
Imelda Mounfield, the wife of Stone Roses bassist Gary “Mani” Mounfield, has died from cancer.
On Saturday, November 18, social media announced that Imelda had died three years after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, at the age of 52.
Happy Mondays and former X Factor contestant Rowetta took to social media and wrote to her 47,900 X followers: “So beautiful, so brave, so LOVED. We will all miss you @imeldamounfield.
“All my thoughts and love for Mani and your beautiful and precious boys and my love for all of Imelda’s family and friends.”
Following his post, Mani’s Stone Roses band member Ian Brown also took to the platform and said: “RIP @imeldamounfield God bless Mani and his boys.”
Primal Scream bassist Simone Marie said: “Rest in eternal peace Imelda Mounfield. My heart breaks for the immediate family and all who knew and loved her.
“A magnificent soul, an immense heart, a sharp humor, a strong spirit, a mother, a wife, a wonderful human. Fucking cancer.
Elsewhere, a fan wrote: “I’m desperately sorry to hear of the passing of Imelda Mounfield. Such a courageous fight against a horrible disease. Sad times.”
Another said: “This is the saddest news. Only 50 years old. Love for the family and loved ones of Mani and Imelda. Life is really, really cruel sometimes.
One of Imelda’s friends wrote: “Rest in peace my beautiful and courageous friend. My daughter’s second kindest mother, took care of her when I couldn’t, I will always be grateful to her.
“It’s not our best look in this photo, but it sums us up well. I always had the most fun. I will miss you forever.”
Imelda was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in November 2020 and has raised considerable funds for the Christie Hospital in Manchester.
The couple also spent time raising crucial funds for Maggie’s and The Stockport Charitable Trust.
Speaking about the former, Imelda previously said: “Maggie’s charity has been supportive from the start, providing advice and using resources to help explain to our children the enormity of cancer and its effects on the whole family .
“This is an ongoing struggle for me and I will use their services more in the future.”
As of December 2022, Mani and his wife raised over £100,000 for charity through an auction of music and cultural memorabilia.
Speaking about living with cancer with ITV last year, Imelda said: “It was a huge shock to our family and friends because I wasn’t ill.
“The doctors didn’t know how I would react to chemotherapy, but I responded pretty well. I’ve been on a big trip over the past two years.