Jon English, Australian singer-songwriter and ‘All Together Now’ star, dies age 66

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-10/australian-singer-jon-english-dies-at-age-66/7235366

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-10/australian-singer-jon-english-dies-at-age-66/7235366

English was well known for his work in music, television and on the stage, most notably his roles as Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar in the 1970s and later as Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance.

A statement from his talent representatives, Ambition Entertainment, said at the time of his passing he was surrounded by family members, including his four children, wife Carmen, sister Janet and brother Jeremy, as well as other close family members.

Late last month he was hospitalised due to “unexpected ill health”. His management postponed a number of shows in Tamworth and Dubbo that conflicted with his scheduled surgery.

Media player: “Space” to play, “M” to mute, “left” and “right” to seek.

His former manager Peter Rix said he died after what was supposed to be a routine operation.

“They discovered problems with aorta valves, a lot of bleeding was involved,” Rix said.

Robert Rigby, the manager of English’s record label, said the sudden death had shocked everyone.

“Jon was truly an Aussie rock legend,” he said.

“This news has come as a very big shock to family and friends and of course the industry as a whole.

“Jon was not expecting anything more than a routine operation but due to complications unfortunately he passed away at almost midnight.”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-10/australian-singer-jon-english-dies-at-age-66/7235366

 

 

7235372-3x2-700x467

 

Alzheimer’s Advocate and Former First Lady Nancy Reagan Dies of Heart Failure

By JOHN ROGERS – AP

Follow the link to read the article:

http://news.yahoo.com/3-days-mourning-former-first-lady-nancy-reagan-095326697–politics.html?soc_src=mediacontentstory&soc_trk=fb

Nancy Reagan died on Sunday, March 6th, of congestive heart failure. (AP Photo)

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Nancy Reagan began her final journey to her husband’s side Wednesday as a police motorcade carried her casket down an empty freeway lined with saluting firefighters and mourners holding hands over their hearts in tribute to the former first lady.

Nancy-Reagan-dies-RM-722x406
Nancy Reagan – former first lady

 

A great man, that will be deeply missed in the racing community and surrounds…

Courtesy: Milton Ulladulla Times/Fairfax Regional Media

To read more follow the link below:

http://www.ulladullatimes.com.au/story/3788923/bede-murrays-funeral-monday-in-milton/

The funeral service for Bede Murray will be held at 11am on Monday at St Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Milton. The South Coast horse trainer died last Tuesday night after a long battle with cancer aged 80 years.

His son Paul paid tribute to his father and mentor. “He was a legend and a champion bloke and most of all he was my dad,” Paul said. “He lived a long and successful life and won’t be quickly forgotten.”Murray trained for more than 50 years and had a stable at Kembla Grange since 1994. “The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Bede, who was a remarkable trainer and person,” Illawarra Turf Club chief executive Peter De Vries said. Murray trained for more than 50 years and had a stable at Kembla Grange since 1994.

“The club is deeply saddened by the passing of Bede, who was a remarkable trainer and person,” Illawarra Turf Club chief executive Peter De Vries said. Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys rated Murray was one of the best at his craft in NSW and Australia.

 

 

r0_240_4496_2768_w1200_h678_fmax
BEDE MURRAY: “He was a legend and a champion bloke and most of all he was my dad” said son Paul. Mr Murray is pictured at his Conjola stables in 2015. Photo: RON AGGS