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|Subject: Charles Buchan's Football Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:05 pm|| |
Doctors had an artificial kidney rushed to the hospital for him the following day, but the artificial organ reduced his blood's ability to clot and he began to bleed internally. Despite this it is said that he asked assistant manager Jimmy Murphy "What time is the kick off against Wolves, Jimmy? I mustn't miss that match". By 14 February, his condition was reported to have "dramatically improved".However, five days later it was reported that he was "sinking rapidly". Doctors were "amazed" at his fight for life, but after a long struggle he died of kidney failure on 21 February 1958. Hours before his death, by coincidence, a new issue of Charles Buchan's Football Monthly was published in the United Kingdom, with a photograph of a smiling Edwards on the cover.
Edwards was buried at Dudley Cemetery five days later, alongside his sister Carol Anne. More than 5,000 people lined the streets of Dudley for his funeral. His tombstone reads: "A day of memory, Sad to recall, Without farewell, He left us all", and his grave is regularly visited by fans.Care Home Manager Jobslocal movers nj