Photo credit: Guy Hatton
This is a tragic loss to those close to Richard, and deepest sympathies go to them. For the rest of us, Richard’s contribution to the London music scene has been immense, can only be responded to with huge gratitude, and will be irreplaceable.
UPDATE 2: Richard’s brother Andy posted this on Facebook. As you all know, my bro died last week. Reading all these amazing stories, memories and tributes is truly overwhelming for me and my mum. Some make us cry with laughter which is great. We found out today that Rich died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm whilst swimming. We’ve been assured that he didn’t suffer at all. This could have happened at any time and was not at all related to him swimming. There was nothing that anybody could have done to prevent this from happening, however we would like to thank all the people who tried everything to help him especially the lifeguards at the Lido who should be proud of their efforts. Rich was in the best physical shape of his life (did you see his pecs?). He was also in the best place mentally that I have seen him in a very long time. My bro died happy doing something he loved and this is a comfort to us all. Further info will follow about arrangements etc and you will all be welcome to join us in Leeds to celebrate Richard’s life.
UPDATE Fri 19th . A news story in the Evening Standard
UDATE August 25th. Josh Morrison has posted funeral details on Facebook
Funeral Details: Tuesday 30th August at 12:30.
There will be a service at:
St Matthew’s Church
This will be followed by a gathering at Chapel Allerton Tennis Club, a very short walk from the church.
Leeds, West Yorkshire