Burnley Football Club Legend Derek Mills Also Known As Rocky Mills Has Died, Obituary Notice

Derek Mills (known as Rocky) with his wife Jean Mills. ( Source : Lancs )


Derek Mills is mostly recognized as an English football fan. He was a lifetime supporter of the Burnley Football Club and was a notable voice in the Turf Moor (Burnley's Stadium).

This morning, social media has been flooded with tribute messages to Derek aka Rocky, who has died at the age of 80. Continue to know him more.

RIP: Burnley Derek Mills Aka Rocky Mills Death At 80

Derek Mills died on Thursday morning, June 29, 2022, at his residence. The legendary clarets fan has died suffering from natural causes, which has not been published on social media. He was in his eighties, as per the Burnley Express.

The news of his death has been confirmed by the Burney Football Club's fans. They have gone poured their love into the late legend.

Justine Lorriman, the landlady at the Royal Dyche, writes out this morning: “Really sad to hear the passing of fellow Burnley fan Rocky Mills, the man who officially unveiled us as The Royal Dyche and a true legend amongst us Clarets! Thinking of his family at this sad time. A great man, we share some incredible memories and he will always be a Claret."

Dave Roberts has tweeted: "RIP Rocky (Derek Mills) Turf Moor will be a quieter place next season #twitterclarets "

Another fan on Twitter writes: "Rip Rocky Mills. Even though Rocky was the biggest dingle fan and I'm a Blackburn lad, I was at a time close to him and the family. It was an honor to be there when you renewed your wedding Vowles. Always took the time for me and had some great laughs in the past."

Netizens Mourn For Derek Mill's Wife And Children

Derek Mills was survived by his wife Jean Mills and adult children. The family lived in a small holding at Woodend, Reedley Hallow.

Mills was passionate about horse riding and domestic animals. For more than four decades he raised horses, chickens, ducks, dogs, etc.

At this difficult time, we pray for his family members and all the Burnely Fans. 


Burnley Legend Derek Mills: Why Was He Famous? 

Derek Mills' full name is Derek Sylvester Mills. He was called "Rocky Mills" for his colorful demeanor and vibrant personality.

Mills was a popular face in the Turf Moor, he hardly missed matches of Burney FC. Some of his interesting moments are well known to the fans, one happens to be him dancing in the stands while his team was facing Bournemouth away in April 2019.

Another of his famous clip shows him energetically screaming "Attack Attack Attack". As per the sources, Mils spent many afternoons in his company in the 90s. He was as part of the place as a Hollands pie.