Sir Bobby Charlton Died after Accidental fall at care home, inquest heard

Manchester United and England football star Sir Bobby Charlton died five days after a fall at his care home, an inquest has heard.

The hearing into the death of the 86-year-old member of the World Cup 1966 squad was opened at Chester Coroner's Court in Warrington on Wednesday.

According to a record of the hearing, Sir Bobby was admitted to Macclesfield Hospital following the fall during which he suffered rib fractures.

After he was assessed by medics at The Willows care home, he was taken to hospital where he was put on "end-of-life care".

The causes of death were given as "traumatic haemopneumothrax, a fall and Alzheimer's dementia".

The document states: "Retired Manchester United legendary footballer Sir Bobby Charlton was admitted to Macclesfield Hospital at the age of 86 following a fall at his care home on 16 October 2023.

"He sustained rib fractures as he stood up and fell against a window sill due to being unsteady on his feet.

"He had resided at The Willows since July 2023 initially for respite and last two months of life.

"He continued to mobilise as usual following the fall until it was noted that he had swelling to his back.

"He was examined by the home's GP and transported to hospital where he was placed on end-of-life care and sadly passed away on 21 October 2023 at 03:50 hours."