An inquest into the death of Sir Bobby Charlton, the legendary English and Manchester United footballer, has revealed that he died following an accidental fall at a care home. Sir Bobby Charlton, who was 86, passed away at Macclesfield General Hospital on October 21.
This is revealed by BBC.
At the time of his death, he was residing at The Willows, a Knutsford-based nursing home specializing in dementia care.
The Cheshire Coroner's Court heard that Charlton lost his balance while getting up from his chair, hitting a window sill and possibly a radiator.
Although no immediate injuries were visible, staff later noticed swelling on his back and called paramedics. Subsequent medical examinations, including a chest X-ray and a CT scan, showed that he had fractured ribs and was at risk of developing pneumonia.
Doctors decided to put him on end-of-life care, and he died five days later.
The inquest also noted that Charlton had a comprehensive medical history and had contracted COVID-19 in September. Jacqueline Devonish, the Senior Coroner for Cheshire, concluded that his death was accidental.