This report seeks to authenticate the wild rumors going around about Dave Courtney’s death hoax. Ultimately, we’ll find out if the author is dead or alive. According to reports, he shot himself dead, but no family member or authorities have confirmed this report.
Online users are questioning Manny Clark’s veracity after he claimed in a recent Facebook post that Courtney had committed suicide. Many who were acquainted with Courtney’s work and persona sent their sympathies and support in response to Clark’s sincere statement, which expressed profound sorrow and disbelief.
Clark posted, “I am gutted to get the news that my old friend Dave Courtney shot himself dead at 4am this morning. I have no idea why he done it, if only he’d have called me.”
He continued, “RIP Dave Courtney. My heart goes out to his family, especially his poor Mum who is in her 90’s and Davey boy was her world. His daughter Courtney D Courtney also, hopefully I’ll get a call from her, I just checked and I’ve not got her number.”
Who is Dave Courtney?
Dave Courtney was an English former self-proclaimed gangster who has become both an author and a celebrity.
Dave Courtney biography
Courtney was born in Bermondsey, London, and attended Adamsrill Primary School in Sydenham, south-east London. Despite being only nine years old when gangster Reggie Kray was imprisoned, Courtney often boasts about his connections with notorious criminals like Kray and Lenny McLean.
He has made outrageous claims of being shot, stabbed, and even having his nose bitten off, as well as admitting to having killed himself to protect himself. Courtney alleges that a car crash on the M20 was an attempt on his life by someone with a grudge against him.
He refers to himself as Dave Courtney, OBE, with the suffix standing for One Big Ego. His home in Plumstead, known as Camelot Castle, is adorned with union flags, the cross of St George, and a painted portrait of himself as a knight, along with a large knuckle duster.
Courtney has been involved in various illegal activities, including debt collecting, club security, assault, smuggling, and murder. He claims to have spent time in Belmarsh Prison as a high-security inmate, a claim supported by ex-prison guard Jim Dawkins in his book The Loose Screw.
Dave Courtney career
Courtney, an accomplished author, has successfully published six books: “Stop The Ride I Want to Get Off,” “Raving Lunacy,” “Dodgy Dave’s Little Black Book,” “The Ride’s Back On,” “F**k the Ride,” and “Heroes & Villains.”
In addition to his writing career, Courtney has ventured into the world of film. He not only starred in but also produced his own film, “Hell To Pay.” Furthermore, he took on the leading role of Mad Dave in the low-budget British film “Triads, Yardies and Onion Bhajees,” alongside Manish Patel.
While television documentaries and personal appearances have been a significant source of income for Courtney, he has also been actively involved in various other endeavors. He managed his own website, engaged in charity work, and contributed to the films “Six Bend Trap” and “Clubbing To Death,” working alongside Craig Charles and Nick Moran.
Courtney’s collaboration with Director Liam Galvin has resulted in the creation of two DVDs: “Dave Courtney’s Dodgy DVD” and “Dave Courtney Even Dodgier,” both released by Gangster Videos. Their partnership continued with the films “Killer Bitch” in 2010 and “Mob Handed” in 2016. In 2020, Courtney made an appearance in the film “Mother’s Child” as the club owner, Mr. Townsend. He shared the screen with Alex Reid, Swaylee Loughnane, and Lee Westwick. This film, titled “Mother’s Child,” was released worldwide on various platforms, including Amazon Prime, DVD, and Blu Ray.
Is Dave Courtney dead or alive?
As we mentioned earlier, there’s no confirmation of Dave Courtney‘s death by authorities or family members. Most close friends have mentioned that he killed himself and have gone on to pay tribute to him.
Author Rocky Triani posted on Facebook, “This is a post I never thought I would be writing. The loss of Dave Courtney is beyond words so heartbreaking to write. Dave had been a close friend for many years as well as a great support for my charity work as photo shows here and even for a little sick girl just couple years ago dressed a father Christmas.”
Triani continued, “Dave had a heart of pure gold and would help anyone that genuinely needed it. I will miss my Christmas eve call this year. Such a sad loss and one that has broken many hearts too. God bless you sir you will be so sadly missed.”
Meanwhile, Dave’s Twitter page has posted that no one should make a conclusion about this death hoax until further notice. The post reads;
“There are a lot of rumours circulating at the moment. Please wait to hear from one of the official social media accounts and please refrain from sharing anything you hear from third parties.”