Charles Bronson Breaks Silence After Death Of His Wife Paula Williamson
Charles Bronson has broken his silence over the death of his estranged wife Paula Williamson in an emotional letter to one of his friends.
Bronson, a notorious armed robber who has spent the lion's share of his life in prison, said that there was no animosity between himself and 38-year-old Williamson - who was found dead at her home in Stoke-on-Trent on July 29th - and that he was "truly shocked" to learn of her passing.
Wales Online reported that Bronson was also sick of hearing "lies that have been written in the media" since Williamson died.
The 66-year-old prisoner - who changed his name to Charles Salvador a few years back - won't be attending the funeral of his late wife for fear of turning the event into a "media circus".
Williamson had been pictured with another man on a holiday in Tenerife recently despite her marriage to Bronson not yet having been officially annulled.
In the letter, Bronson wrote: "I was truly shocked to hear about my wife Paula,
"I've kept silent about it until now but I've been reading all the lies that the media have been printing which must be so upsetting for Paula's parents and family.
"Saying that my moving on was the reason behind her tragic death is not true - she'd found someone else too and had even shown me photos of the matching tattoos she'd had done with her new geezer.
"In fact, I spoke to her the other week from the set of a new film she was making with Bruce Jones (who played Les Battersby in Coronation Street) and she was happy, full of life and cracking jokes.
"We were good friends and would always be."
Speaking about reports that he would try to attend her funeral, he continued: "Bloody lies, all of it. I've not put in any application to do that, I've too much love and respect for the girl.
"A funeral should be a private thing and my presence would only turn it into a media circus and I'm sure her family and friends don't want that.
"So to them I extend my deepest sympathies and I hope they give her the bloody good send-off she deserves."
The former bare-knuckle boxer turned artist also enclosed a poem that he'd written for Williamson in the letter.
It reads: "A tortured soul with a broken heart, Paula's gone, she was torn apart.
"Goodbye sweetheart, you're now free of pain. Sleep in peace, the angel came."
Bronson also called upon the Ministry of Justice to release the photographs of his wedding to Williamson so that she could be buried with them.
He added: "Those photos were all Paula ever wanted,
"Yet, ever since her wedding day she's been denied them - the only bride in Britain not to be able to remind herself of her big day. Now I hope she can be laid to rest with them."
Charlie went on to claim that his wife - who suffered with mental health issues as well as substance misuse problems - had been failed by the system.
"Why did rehab fail her? Why wasn't she given the help she, and lots of others like her, so desperately needed?" he asked.
Tell you one thing, if I was on the outside this would never have happened. I would have had her eating well, taking care of herself and enjoying life."
To the man pictured with Paula before her death, he offered: "Son, don't blame yourself for all this - it's not your fault. You were just a young lad on holiday having a good time.
"Paula was out enjoying herself too, she always was a flirt. But she was also very fragile and what happened was not down to you."
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