Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the death of his eldest son, Nicholas Lloyd Webber, from gastric cancer.
“I am devastated to announce that my beloved eldest son Nick passed away in Basingstoke Hospital a few hours ago. His whole family is gathered together and we are all completely helpless. Thank you for all your thoughts during this difficult time. “
The son’s illness was revealed earlier this week by Lloyd Webber, when the composer announced that he would miss the Broadway opening of his latest musical. Poor Cinderella For Nicholas’s stay at the hospital. Andrew Lloyd Webber turned 75 on the night of March 22.
Nicholas Lloyd Webber was 43 years old and had recently been transferred from the hospital to hospice care.
In an earlier message, Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote, “I want to thank you for the messages of support for my son Nick. He has now been moved to a hospice and is struggling,” he said in the video. “I think he’s in the worst of this first bout of pneumonia that he’s had as a result of his cancer, which is really bad. We’re all here, the family here is together, and I think this is the right place for us all to be. I’m going to see Nick in a minute, around the world. I was going to send all the wonderful wishes I had for him from all over the place.
Nicholas, the son of Lloyd Webber and first wife Sarah Hugill, was a Grammy Award-nominated composer who composed and co-produced the original London. Cinderella Cast album in 2021. Nicholas also composed music for the film Last bus (2021), directed by Gilles MacKinnon, starring Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan.
Nicholas also scored a BBC 1 drama Love, Lies and ImpressionsAmong other projects.
—Greg Evans contributed to this report