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MALCOLM SMITH (1932-2011)

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A celebration, not an obituary,
by BILL NEWMAN

 

When Lisa Peacock told me on 1 March 2011, I was just bowled over. Apparently Malcolm had been suffering from cancer for some time, and I remembered back to late last year when I was seated in the Wigmore Hall and heard, suddenly, the all familiar cough somewhere behind me. Sure enough, it was Malcolm chatting up someone. I looked for him during the interval, but was unable to locate him. Probably he was downstairs, downing a large jar of something, but had evidently moved on...

Copyright © 7 March 2011 Bill Newman,
Edgware UK

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Malcolm Smith was born in Bromley, Kent, UK, on 23 May 1932 and died on 17 February 2011, aged 78.

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