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Don Megson dead at 86: Cause of Death

BY Salman Ahmed Mar 16, 2023. 06:47 pm UPDATED: Mar 16, 2023. 06:47 pm

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Don Megson, a legendary defender for SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY, has sadly passed away at the age of 86.

The team led by the legendary Owls player lost the 1966 FA Cup final to Everton 3-2.

On Thursday morning, reporter Alan Biggs confirmed the information on social media.

Very sad news, he tweeted. It has been requested that I post on behalf of the family now that Don Megson, 86, has passed away.

“A Sheffield Wednesday icon (1959-69). Captained #SWFC in ‘66 FA Cup final.

“Son Gary says Don passed peacefully.

“Such a fine player & man. RIP.

“Don Megson was an inspiring leader & a driving left back, one of the top players in the land, during his great career with @swfc.”

He then went on to add: “A true gent.”

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One fan replied: “Sad news. Wednesday legend status without a shadow of doubt.”

Another added: “Such sad news. Don was one of my earliest memories of following Sheffield Wednesday. Condolences to Gary and the Megson family and to everyone connected to the club. RIP Don.”

And a third added: “My first Wednesday captain. What a commanding and dignified character. A great loss to the Owls’ family. Condolences to his loved ones RIP Don #swfc.”

Megson played for Sheffield Wednesday for ten years, from 1959 to 1969, making close to 400 appearances.

Megson and Wednesday suffered heartbreak in the 1966 FA Cup final when Everton overcame a 2-0 deficit to defeat them 3-2 in a nail-biter.

Megson played for Mossley and Bristol Rovers between his ten years in Sheffield before hanging up his boots in 1971.

In just his third game in charge, he led Bristol Rovers to Watney Cup victory, beginning an 11-year career in management.

Before leaving in 1977, he worked for the English company for five years.

After two years with Portland Timbers, he spent a brief time in 1983 at Bournemouth.

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