Jimmy Bell died at the age of 56. He was a major member of the Ibrox backroom crew since joining the club just before the arrival of Graeme Souness in 1986.
As Rangers give tribute, Jimmy Bell began his career as a bus driver for the club. He later progressed to kitman and worked under ELEVEN Rangers managers.
Upon arrival, current manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst received Bell warmly since he recognized him from his playing days.
What Happened To Jimmy Bell? How Did He Died?
Jimmy Bell went away at the age of 56. The cause of Jimmy’s death appears to be natural rather than murderous, as there is no rumor of anyone being detained in connection with his death.
Jimmy’s family members and close friends have yet to uncover the specific cause of his death. According to a statement issued by the Rangers: “Rangers Football Club is saddened to announce the loss of Jimmy Bell, our much-loved and iconic kit man.”
💙 Jimmy Bell’s 41 year association with The Rangers.
From joining the club as coach driver and mechanic in 1981 to the dug out alongside the likes of Souness, Smith, McLeish etc.
His standards, traditions and superstitions are the epitome of a Ranger.#AbsentFriends pic.twitter.com/tPGkT4Khqn
— 𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗲𝗹 (@SeafarerMichael) May 3, 2022
“Jimmy, who has been a friend and confidant to several generations of Rangers players and staff, will be sorely missed by everyone at the club.”
Jimmy has been present for great periods like the nine-in-a-row era, and the UEFA Cup Final run, but he has also seen the sad days of the administration, division three, and current struggles to compete with Celtic.
Jimmy Bell Was 56 Years Old
Jimmy Bell died at the age of 56, having been born in the years 1965/1966. Former Liverpool kid Firth says he’s the club’s biggest icon, despite the fact that his first encounter with Bell didn’t go quite as planned.
That didn’t last long, and when the goalie signed a new contract with the Rangers, a photo of Firth beaming beside Jimmy was released – a moment the 23-year-old has described as one of his highlights.
Rangers Football Club are today devastated to announce the death of our much-loved, legendary kit man, Jimmy Bell.https://t.co/x80xuLBw5x pic.twitter.com/VNsUUQtv7o
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) May 3, 2022
Firth talks about Jimmy as well as his heroes at Liverpool growing up, Steven Gerrard’s impact, his experience in the English non-leagues, and what it’s like to learn from Allan McGregor on a daily basis in a wide-ranging interview with Rangers fan blog FourLadsHadaDream.
Jimmy Bell Net Worth: How Rich Was He?
Jimmy Bell’s net worth was considered to be large. Jimmy used to make the most of his money as a kitman for ELEVEN Rangers managers.
Jimmy began his career as a bus driver with the Rangers before moving on to his present position as First Team Head of Kit.
“As a club, we are profoundly heartbroken to learn of the passing of our colleague and, more significantly, our close friend, Jimmy Bell,” Rangers chairman Douglas Park said.