Mike Hellawell death: Former football player died at 85, Cause of death and obituary


 Mike Hellawell Former football player died at 85
Former football player Mike Hellawell died at 85 (Source: Keighley News)


Former Blues and England winger Mike Hellawell has passed away at the age of 85. The passing of Mike Hellawell is a significant loss for the Football community, as he leaves behind a legacy that will be remembered by those who followed his career.

The news of his untimely death has saddened fans and colleagues. During this difficult time, our thoughts and sympathies go out to Mike Hellawell’s family, friends, and loved ones.

May they find comfort and strength as they mourn his loss. Read on to learn more information about Mike Hellawell cause of death and career highlights.

Mike Hellawell death: What happened to him?

Former football player Mike Hellawell passed away unexpectedly leaving his fans and loved ones in utter despair. His passing has left a void in the hearts of his loved ones and the sports community.

His remarkable legacy of strength, passion, and selflessness will continue to inspire others for years to come. Also, he was a warm friendly humble man who loved Blues and was a massive supporter of the BCFC Former Players Association RIEP.

Moreover, he was known as one of the quickest wingers in the world, a member of the England cricket team, and a respectable cricketer.

The following message was posted on Birmingham City FC’s official Facebook page to confirm Mike Hellawell’s passing.

The Club are saddened to learn of the passing of former player, Mike Hellawell, at the age of 85. Mike played 213 games for Blues scoring 33 goals. All our thoughts are with Mike’s family and friends at this difficult time.

About Mike Hellawell

Former professional footballer Michael Stephen Hellawell (born June 30, 1938) played twice for England and made 322 Football League games.

Career and life

Hellawell was born in Keighley, in Yorkshire’s West Riding. He attended St Bede’s Grammar School in Bradford along with his brother John, who was a professional football player as well.

Hellawell joined Queens Park Rangers in August 1955 from Salts, a local non-league team in Saltaire, and made his debut on February 25, 1956, in a home game against Exeter City.

He was chosen to compete for the Third Division South representative team in an April 1957 matchup against the Northern Section.

He participated in 45 Football League contests while a member of Rangers before being moved to Birmingham City in 1957.

Also, he participated in the 1961 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup Final while playing for Birmingham won the League Cup in 1963, and earned his two full England caps in 1962 against France and Northern Ireland.

Following his eight years at Birmingham, he played non-league football for Bromsgrove Rovers, league football for Sunderland, Huddersfield Town, and Peterborough United.

Hellawell, who played in one first-class game for Warwickshire, also demonstrated potential as an all-around cricket player.

Mike Hellawell cause of death

As per the official reports, it was confirmed he passed away at the age of 85. Other than that no cause of death has been revealed yet.

However, it is essential to await an official announcement. At this point, we have very little information about his passing but will update you as further details emerge.

In light of his age, neither his family members nor online media have disclosed any information on whether he was ill or if the cause of death was natural. We’ll update this article as soon as additional information becomes available.

Moreover, the family’s privacy must be respected even though attempts are being made to compile pertinent information and promptly deliver the most recent updates.

Mike’s legacy lives on, leaving an indelible mark on the world of sports and the lives he touched along the way. He will be deeply missed, but his impact will continue to inspire and uplift for years to come.

Tributes & condolences to Mike Hellawell

Alan Mills wrote,

I would have thought his two England full international caps were worthy of a mention. RIP Mike.

Brian Stringer wrote,

Watched him play many times back in the day. Great forward line with Bloomfield, Harris, Leek, & Bertie Auld. R.I.P Mike.

Keith Rowbottom wrote,

RIP Mike. A great servant to Blues. Condolences to his family and friends. I was only reading his book a couple of weeks ago.

Bill Williamson wrote,

R.I.P. Mike, my first Blues player hero. Can still picture him now speeding down the wing. The funniest memory was when the pitch was very muddy, Mike knocked the ball forward but it got stuck in the mud. He was going so fast he ran past the ball!

Sid Histon wrote,

What a player this man was a winger that fast he forget the ball sometimes I started watching Blues when he was in the side RIP

Birmingham City Former Players Association wrote,

He was a member of the 1963 League Cup-winning team and played twice for England. Also a first-class cricketer for Warwickshire. A warm friendly humble man who loved Blues and was a massive supporter of the BCFC Former Players Association RIEP

Mike Hellawell’s Obituary

Saying goodbye is often difficult, and it can be hard to find the words to express how you feel about a loved one who has passed. I write this obituary with a heavy heart to inform you of the demise of Former football player Mike Hellawell.

He was surrounded by loved ones who will continue to honor his legacy by living their lives to the fullest. The warmth and light that Mike Hellawell exuded always reached you when you needed it the most.

His family needs you to be strong now. It’s not a time to mourn. It’s time to look back and remember all the good things in life he did for you. His family will make further announcements regarding funeral services and preparations. And as soon as we receive official reports, we will update the information.

During this difficult time, our thoughts and sympathies go out to Mike Hellawell’s family, friends, and loved ones. May they find comfort and strength as they mourn his loss. Feel free to drop your condolences below in the comment section.


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