Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Son Nicholas Has Died

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Andrew Lloyd-Webber has confirmed that his eldest son Nicholas has died.

Nicholas Lloyd Webber, a composer and record producer, had been having treatment for gastric cancer and died at Basingstoke Hospital, Hampshire.

He was 43 years old.

The 75-year-old Oscar-winning composer shared the news on Twitter on Saturday, writing: “I am shattered to have to announce that my beloved elder son Nick died a few hours ago in Basingstoke Hospital.

“His whole family is gathered together, and we are all totally bereft. – ALW”

Nicholas had hits including The Little Prince along with producing his father’s Symphonic Suites at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London to his name.

He was also nominated for a Grammy for musical theatre album alongside his father, Greg Wells and David Zippel for Lord Lloyd-Webber’s Cinderella.

Last weekend Andrew Lloyd-Webber revealed his son was “critically ill” with gastric cancer

Andrew, who has three Grammys, four Tony Awards and an Academy Award, missed the opening of Bad Cinderella at New York’s Imperial Theatre due to his son being hospitalised.

Lloyd-Webber’s first wife, Sarah Hugill, is the mother of Nicholas. They also share a daughter, Imogen.