RIP Richard Madgwick (1944-2013) - Updated with funeral details

Richard Madgwick


Geoff Castle has written in about the sudden, unexpected death on August 16th/ 17th (accounts differ) of Croydon-based pianist Richard Madgwick, the pianist of the John Miller Orchestra.

- Gail Vaughan has written an obituary / tribute on the JAZZNET WEBSITE."A humorous, educated, intelligent human being whose passing has left a palpable hole, not just in the music industry but in the lives of all who knew him."

- The Facebook page of the John Miller Orchestra, where h was "one of the family" also has tributes.

- He is also fondly remembered "a huge character within the club and very talented cricketer" by Locksbottom Cricket Club


UPDATE: Richard Madgwick's funeral will be at 3pm on Wednesday 18th September at Hither Green Crematorium, Verdant Lane, SE6 1TP.

There will also be a memorial gig on Sunday 29th September from 3.30pm at the Oval Tavern, 131 Oval Road, Croydon, London CR0 6BR

1 comment:

  1. Diana E.J. Afanasenko wrote:

    My Darling Beloved Richard, I still miss you so much after three long years of being without your lovely, wonderful, marvellous soul & self. How I miss you! And I still dream of meeting up with you again Somewhere Beyond the Sunset & Sunrise of the MIdnight Sun we saw together in Svalbard in 1998. I will love you for ever my Beloved, my Darling Richard. As you’ll have known I came to both your Farewell Funeral Service & also for the Farewell Memorial Gig & have stayed in touch with your friends ever since: my Dearest Richard, I will never cease to miss you, mourn you, love you & live for you in my heart, although I wish with all my heart & soul I was not here either myself & could instead be reunited with you in Spirit. Sleep Well My Beloved, Mon Cher Ami, J’espere Que Vouz Dormez Bien Sans Araignees!
    Toujours Aimees, Forever loved & missed, my Darling Richard. Until Forever, Your Very Own HRH Princess Diana

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