Darling John died peacefully last night at the Chelsea and Westminster – I was with him at the time.
His last two months have been a struggle – Scotland for a month, then in London for 5 weeks. The doctors and nurses gave him wonderful care and support.
I will miss him enormously, but shall remember all the wonderful times we shared together with so many of our dear friends, and so grateful for the music which brought us together. As Humphrey Burton says, “the very spirit of music…unforgettable and irreplaceable”.
Isla Baring OAM
Tait Memorial Trust
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