Yes, sadly it's true... Highly influential and acclaimed Factory Records owner and man of many other endeavors Tony Wilson, has died. As reported by most respectable music publications, he succumbed to a heart attack on August 10, 2007.
Wilson was most famously known for signing Joy Division ( later, New Order), and the Happy Mondays. He was also known for opening the Hacienda nightclub, which in the late 1980's, helped to create the massive music scene in Manchester known as "Madchester".
This news has shocked and saddened the music world. Though Tony is gone, his legacy will live on. His influence continues to resonate through today's up and coming artists.
Goodbye Tony Wilson 1950 - 2007