This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

R.I.P. Manu da Silva!(Maiden related)

Discussion in 'The Iron Maidens' started by DREAMASTER, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. DREAMASTER

    DREAMASTER Iron In The Soul

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    PORTUGAL
    Long time close friend of Iron Maiden, Manu Da Silva, sadly lost his 18 month battle with cancer and passed away on Tuesday 31st May.
    Manu - known to many fans as the manager of the famous Eddie's bar in Santa Barbara de Nexe in Portugal has been a friend to the band since 1981. He first met Steve Harris while working as a roadie for the french band, Trust, when Iron Maiden were touring with them.
    He eventually joined Iron Maiden on the road throughout the 80's as one of the crew and worked
    with them until the end of 1988.
    In 1989 Manu then retired to Portugal where he then took on running Eddie's Bar at Steve's request which opened the same year. He was also a prominent member of the Moto Club in Faro, which organises one of the most important motorbike meetings in Europe.
    Our collective thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
    He will be sadly missed by the band and fans around the world.
    He's funeral should be tomorrow 02/06/2005.



    Manu da Silva:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    RIP Manu and probably Eddies bar...
    This is a sad day.





    Manu(dressed has Eddie) & Steve on Eddie's bar
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Steve at Eddie's bar
    [​IMG]


    Iron Maiden at Eddie's bar
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Air Raid Siren

    Air Raid Siren Maidens' Vox

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    My City Of Angels
    Thanks for letting us know, Dreamaster. Sad news. RIP Manu.
     
  3. Doodoobubbachuck

    Doodoobubbachuck Maidens' drums

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2002
    Messages:
    3,713
    Likes Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    38
    R.I.P., Manu.

    I hope his family and the Maiden family are holding up okay.

    Do you know what the cause was ?
     
  4. DREAMASTER

    DREAMASTER Iron In The Soul

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    PORTUGAL
    I think it was cancer.
     
  5. DREAMASTER

    DREAMASTER Iron In The Soul

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    PORTUGAL
  6. Air Raid Siren

    Air Raid Siren Maidens' Vox

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2004
    Messages:
    1,679
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    My City Of Angels
    I had heard he was ill w/ cancer but didn't realize his health had taken a turn for the worse. My heart goes out to all of those close to him. Thanks for the link to the IM Forum thread.
     
  7. BichMaker

    BichMaker Pointy Guitar Builder

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2005
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Bloody Arizona Desert!!
    That always sucks big time... never words for it either. RIP :confused:
     
  8. DREAMASTER

    DREAMASTER Iron In The Soul

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    PORTUGAL
  9. Metallicat180

    Metallicat180 Rockstar-In-Training

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2004
    Messages:
    4,722
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Checking into the Psycho Motel...Crieff, Scotland
    That is very sad news!! :( My thoughts go out to his friends and family.
     
  10. Lusitano

    Lusitano Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Portugal
    It was a tumor...

    R.I.P bro...
     
  11. Steph Harris

    Steph Harris Maidens' Bass

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2002
    Messages:
    717
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Sorry to hear the sad news. May he rest in peace.
     
  12. MiniMurray

    MiniMurray Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Messages:
    1,508
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Lost Angeles
    :( damn, i wanted to have a beer w/this bloke! RIP Manu Da Silva
     
  13. Stone

    Stone Metal Lives On!

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Messages:
    198
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Yakima, WA
    Anybody who is a fan of Maiden, is a fan of mine... R.I.P.

    My thoughts are with his family and friends.
     

Share This Page