Imelda Mounfield, the wife of Gary 'Mani' Mounfield, bassist for the iconic British band The Stone Roses, has tragically lost her fight against stage four bowel cancer at the age of 52. This devastating news comes shortly after the death of their fellow bandmate Pete Garner. The news was confirmed by Happy Mondays singer Rowetta on X, formerly known as Twitter. She expressed her heartfelt condolences, describing Imelda as beautiful, courageous, and dearly loved.
Imelda was diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer in November 2020, and despite her valiant fight, she passed away on Saturday. Throughout her illness, Imelda and Mani organized numerous charity events to raise funds for organizations such as The Christie Hospital, The Stockport Charitable Trust, and Maggie's. Imelda had also spoken about the vital support these charities provided to her and her family during her cancer journey.
In a tribute on X, The Stone Roses frontman Ian Brown expressed his condolences and paid homage to Imelda, while highlighting the importance of her presence in the lives of Mani and their twin sons. The band and fans alike are mourning the loss of Imelda and Pete Garner, who reportedly also succumbed to cancer recently. Pete, the original bassist of The Stone Roses, had an immense passion for music and left an indelible mark on the band.
The Stone Roses' journey has been marked by both triumphs and challenging times. From their formation in Manchester in the early 1980s to their legendary split in the mid-1990s, the band's legacy remains significant in the music industry. Despite the ups and downs, the band members managed to find solace and reconciliation, reuniting in 2011 and continuing to perform until 2017.
Imelda's death is a profound loss for her family, friends, and the music community. Her bravery and dedication to fighting cancer, as well as her contributions to charitable causes, will be remembered and cherished by all whose lives she touched. The Stone Roses and their fans mourn the passing of two beloved individuals and will undoubtedly keep their memories alive through the band's enduring legacy.