Grammy-Nominated Composer, Record Producer, And Son Of Andrew Lloyd Webber Dies At 43
Less than a week ago, composer Andrew Llyod Webber announced that he would be missing the opening night of his new Broadway show “Bad Cinderella.” He revealed that there was a family emergency that made it more important for him to focus on his family than his Broadway play.
Webber, who is 75, announced that his 43 year old son, Nicholas “Nick” Lloyd Webber, was hospitalized for stomach cancer. The elder Webber shared that his son was “critically ill.”
A few days later, on March 23, 2023, the opening night of “Bad Cinderella,” Webber turned to Instagram to thank his fans and followers for their “outpouring of support for my son Nick.” He also shared an update that Nick had been moved to hospice. He explained, “I think he’s over the worst of this first bout of pneumonia he’s got as a result of his cancer, which is just ghastly.”
Webber went on to share that he and the rest of his family have “gathered around” and are all with Nick. He also wished the cast of “Bad Cinderella” well on opening night. He shared, “I’m absolutely gutted not to be able to be there, but my place is really here in England, at the moment.”
At the end of his video, he also thanked Ukrainians who sent him a “Cats” t-shirt. He explained, “They’ve been performing ‘Cats’ there in a bunker and just a makeshift production.” He seemed moved that the Ukrainians would be “thoughtful about dearest Nick.”
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Just days later, on Saturday March 25, 2023, Webber announced the sad news that his son has lost his battle with cancer. He shared in a statement, “I am shattered to have to announce that my beloved elder son Nick died a few hours ago in Basingstoke Hospital.”
The younger Webber was also a composer as well as a record producer. He was only 43 years old.