Andrew Lloyd Webber’s son dies at 42

Xavier Roger


NEW YORK – Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the Grammy-nominated composer, record producer and eldest son of Andrew Lloyd Webber, died Saturday in England after a protracted battle with gastric cancer and pneumonia. He was 43.

“His whole family is gathered together and we are all totally bereft,” the 75-year-old Webber said in a statement provided by a representative. “Thank you for all your thoughts during this difficult time.”

On Twitter, Webber posted a similar statement, saying he was “shattered” to share the news.

Nicholas died at a hospital in Basingstoke, his father said. Webber, the famed composer, missed the Broadway opening Thursday of his “Bad Cinderella” to be at his son’s side with other loved ones.

Previously:Andrew Lloyd Webber to miss opening night of show after son’s cancer hospitalization

A week earlier, the senior Webber said he was “absolutely devastated” by his son’s critical illness. “He is bravely fighting with his indomitable humor, but at the moment my place is with him and the family,” Webber said in a statement at the time.

Nicholas is best known for his work on the BBC One’s “Love, Lies and Records,” which was based on the book “The Little Prince,” and the Gillies MacKinnon drama “The Last Bus.” He also worked on his father’s 2021 “Cinderella,” earning a Grammy nod for best musical theater album.


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