Grant Taylor From Carlisle Manchester Died As Liam Gallagher Pays Tribute

After Grant Taylor from Carlisle died, singer Liam Gallagher dedicated his Manchester concert to the late fan.

On February 26, 2022, Carlisle United mourned the death of their young fan, Grant Taylor. Both fans and players gave a minute of applause during the team’s match against Leyton Orient.

Now, singer Gallagher has joined the list by paying tribute to the young man. He sang his last set for his die-hard fan. 

Obituary: Grant Taylor From Carlisle Died

A 22 years old man named Grant Taylor from Carlisle has died. 

According to reports, Taylor passed away while on holiday in France. The unfortunate incident occurred in Val-d’Isère on February 24, 2022. 

A graduate of Liverpool John Moores University, Grant was working as a trainee civil engineer at Balfour Beatty. Similarly, he was a former youth player for the Colts Rugby Club.  


Since Taylor died in a foreign land, his body needed to be repatriated to the UK for proper burial. Therefore, a fundraiser was initiated to bring his body back to the country. 

The crowdfunding, which initially set a target of £6,000, collected over £25,000 in two weeks. The excess money was donated to the Dementia – UK, a charity very dear to Grant.  

After months of his departure, Grant Taylor’s obituary is resurfacing on the internet. It could be due to Liam Gallagher’s tribute. 

Liam Gallagher Pays Tribute to Grant Taylor in Manchester 

Liam Gallagher paid tribute to Grant Taylor in his Manchester concert. 

On June 1, 2022, the singer performed at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. For the last set, Liam dedicated his hit song “Champagne Supernova” to the late engineer. Apparently, Taylor was a huge Liam Gallagher fan and had even bought the ticket to the concert.

The request was made by Grant’s sister, Katie, via a tweet. Initially, she asked Liam to perform another hit single, “Live Forever as Taylor had explicitly chosen this song as his funeral song.

Despite the last-minute song switch, Katie was filled with emotions as Liam sang Champagne Supernova in the memory of Taylor. She had attended the concert with the same passes her brother had bought. 

Likewise, the sister was also seen holding a flag with Taylor’s picture. A blue heart and the phrase “Live Forever” were also marked on the banner. 

Discussions on Twitter and Reddit – What Happened to Grant Taylor?

Grant Taylor’s untimely demise flooded Twitter and Reddit with tribute posts. Meanwhile, some wondered what happened to Taylor at such a young age.

Since the death happened suddenly on holiday with his friends, Grant Taylor’s death cause was most likely an accident. However, no details were disclosed by his family. 

His funeral took place at St Aidan’s Church on Friday, March 11, 2022. 


Son of Kevin and Tracey Taylor, Grant was a local celebrity in Carlisle. He served as the team captain for the Colts and even won the under 17s County Cup.

His former coach, Ben Blain, cited him as “one of the best – an absolute superstar.” He further added, “He was such a highly valued member of our team and one of the best team players.”

We send our thoughts and prayers to everyone affected. We will always keep Grant in our memories. Thank you. 

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