Manchester: 2007. Item #5195
Manchester, England. 2007. 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ in. Green translucent plastic card with laser etching.
After a battle with renal cancer and the National Health Service’s refusal to pay for life-sustaining medicine , Tony Wilson died of a heart attack on August 10, 2007, at the age of 57. His life ’s work at Factory was celebrated by his colleagues and formally incorporated into the company ’s history with this Peter Saville designed invitation , along with his coffin, cataloged as FAC 501. The small, plastic, and translucent green card was etched with Wilson’s date of birth and death and sent to his close friends and family along with details of the event.