Andrew Lloyd Webber's son Nicholas dies aged 43

Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced the death of his eldest son Nicholas.



Andrew Lloyd Webber's son has passed away
Andrew Lloyd Webber's son has passed away

Andrew Lloyd Webber's son has passed away.

The 75-year-old composer has taken to social media to announce the passing of his eldest son Nicholas, who died aged 43 following a battle with gastric cancer.

The Oscar-winning star wrote on Twitter: "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 (sic)"

Lloyd Webber recently announced that Nicholas had been moved to a hospice.

The composer confirmed the news on Instagram, revealing that his son was dealing with a "ghastly" bout of pneumonia.

He said on the photo-sharing platform: "I want to thank you for the outpouring of messages of support for my son, Nick.

"He’s now been moved into a hospice and he’s battling away.

"I think he’s over the worst of this first bout of pneumonia that he’s got as a result of his cancer, which is just ghastly.

"We’re all here and the family here has gathered around, it was the right place for us all to be I think."

The musical impresario told fans that he was "gutted" to miss the opening of his new show, 'Bad Cinderella', in New York.

He also thanked the people of war-ravaged Ukraine, who sent him a T-shirt emblazoned with the 'Cats' logo from his iconic musical.

He added: "I know that they’ve been performing ‘Cats’ there in a bunker, a makeshift production.

"It’s incredibly moving ... everything they’re going through they have been so incredibly thoughtful about dearest Nick.

"I’m going to go and see Nick in a minute, and I’m going to pass on all of the fantastic wishes that I’ve had for him all the way from everywhere all around the world."