Former Morecambe FC stalwart and soul festival organiser passes away

Sean O'Connor.
Sean O'Connor.

A former Morecambe FC stalwart and prominent member of the local soul music scene has passed away.

Sean O’Connor was a familiar face at Christie Park and the Globe Arena having previously been the club’s programme editor as well as acting as a commentator on the club’s website.

Mr O’Connor, who had been battling bowel cancer, was also one of the organisers and DJs from the Seaside Soul Club and the North Lancs Soul Festival.

A Morecambe FC statement said: “The club is saddened to hear about the death of former programme editor Sean O’Connor.

“Sean was a great servant to the club as programme editor and website commentator and he will be sadly missed.

“Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time.”