I have written many posts over the years about friends or colleagues who have died – but never did I think I would be writing one about James, my lifelong partner – and our Webmaster.
James died of sepsis resulting from a twisted bowel just over a week ago – after four days on life support in the wonderful Intensive Care Unit of the Royal Free Hospital.
Ours was a very private relationship but, after nearly 50 years we were still enjoying each other’s company on our daily walks around Hampstead Heath – so I guess that says all that needs to be said.
Although James has run all of our IT systems, our websites and our audiovisuals for the last ten years, his ‘real’ job was in the music world where he was probably the most successful classical record producer of all time. You can get some idea of what he did and how he was regarded in the musical world here. We are hoping to celebrate his life in music at a memorial service later in the year.
Meanwhile, we will have to crave everyone’s patience while we try to get our heads around the technicalities with which he always dealt so efficiently. The FreeFrom Eating Out and the FreeFrom Food Awards will both be going ahead as usual although we will need to postpone some judging for the first and the opening date for the second for a couple of weeks. Kathy and Cressida will keep everyone informed.
Monday 3rd. Thank you to all of you who have expressed your sympathy and condolences either in comments or in emails – we really appreciate it.
A Celebration of James’ life and work will take place at LSO ST LUKES in the City of London on NOVEMBER 2nd at 8pm. Please contact Michelle for more details.