Tributes have been pouring in from fans and clubs after former Bury player Martyn Forrest passed away aged 43.
Forrest’s death was confirmed on the afternoon of Friday June 24, 2022.
What was Martyn Forrest Bury cause of death? Forrest, who was once a Shakers player and captain, sadly lost his long standing battle with a brain tumour, and messages of support have been written to his family and friends at this tough time.
Forrest played for Bury between 1996 and 2003 before having spells at the likes of Leigh RMI, Droylsden while also making 287 appearances for Radcliffe between 2004-2012, scoring 10 goals.
Forrest’s wife Lisa announced the death of her beloved husband via a post on Facebook, which reads;
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I write this message to let you know Martyn has passed away. He was an amazing husband and a fantastic dad. We will miss you so so much.
“Not many people are aware that when Martyn collapsed on the pitch at Radcliffe Borough back in 2008 he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.
“After undergoing brain surgery 3 times, radiotherapy and chemotherapy we were given the unfortunate news in March 2022 that the treatment was no longer working.
“After a few months of suffering he is now at his resting place where he can look down on his two boys and see them grow up into amazing men.
“I cannot say how much his fun loving personality is going to be missed by so many people. Rest in peace my wonderful husband.”
Forrest’s former club Bury F.C also expressed their condolence via Twitter, writing;
“We are saddened to hear the news of former captain Martyn Forrest’s passing. He showed bravery on and off the pitch and will be remembered fondly. We send our thoughts to his friends and family.
🔵⚪️ ONCE A SHAKER ALWAYS A SHAKER ⚪️🔵
We are saddened to hear the news of former captain Martyn Forrest’s passing. He showed bravery on and off the pitch and will be remembered fondly. We send our thoughts to his friends and family.#OASAAS #BuryFC #Legend #Fozzy pic.twitter.com/BQiHQ9W7jD
— Bury Football Club (@buryfcofficial) June 24, 2022