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« on: Jan 20, 2017, 02:58AM »

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death last night of one of my oldest, dearest friends. He finally lost a long fight with cancer and died peacefully at home. Roger was a London based freelance bass trombonist. He held the chair for the original run of Jesus Christ Superstar and then Starlight Express, the latter for it's entire run.
Outside the West End Roger did just about everything a bass trombone player could do, big bands, London orchestras, the National Theatre , backing pop artists, you name it he did it. He had more optimism and enthusiasm than anyone I have known. He grabbed hold of life every day right to the end.
Most of you here don't know him, but he was the pro you would like to be.
Farewell my old friend,

Chris Stearn
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2017, 03:21AM »

That's very sad news Chris  :cry:
RIP Roger.
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