David Franklin - UKFF's 'Old David' - passes away in UK Fan Forum Posted July 6 · Edited July 6 by Gus Mears · Report reply David Franklin, who anyone attending a BritWres show south of Birmingham this century would have likely met, has sadly passed away after a long illness. He used to post here as Old David, though not for a few years. A top bloke, who loved British independent wrestling as much as any person I have ever met. David used to frequently give me lifts to and from shows when I had no car and was having terrible matches across the South West. I'll always remember one time he had somehow heard that I liked classical music. Rather than taking the piss, which would have been the reaction I expected, he brought a CD of Rachmaninov's second piano concerto for the journey to and from the venue. Every interaction I had with David was in that mould. A kind and decent man in an environment that often seems the opposite.