The service takes place next week

The funeral of Tony Wilson will take place next Monday (August 20).

The service will take place at the Hidden Gem Church , Manchester at 2pm, and will be open to family and close friends via invitation only.

Discussions are currently taking place regarding a separate memorial service for the former TV presenter and Factory Records supremo, who passed away aged 57 last Friday (August 10) after suffering from kidney cancer.

Anybody wishing to send flowers can do so and these should be sent to:

The Co-Operative Funeral Home

Manchester Road

Chorlton-Cum-Hardy

Manchester

M21 1PN

For those prefering to make a charitable donation, the family has designated The Christie Hospital in Manchester as their preferred charity.

Donations can be made either online at Christies.org/makedonations.html

or via post to:

Appeals Office

Christie Hospital NHS Trust

Wilmslow Road

Withington

Manchester

M20 4BX

You can read Tony Wilson’s obituary along with a host of tributes led by New Order and Alan McGee on NME.COM now.

See the NME Office Blog for our Tony Wilson comment and tribute, then leave a comment with your own.

This week’s issue of NME, on sale now, contains a full tribute to Wilson.