Nick Lloyd Webber, the eldest son of Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died following an 18-month battle with gastric cancer. He is 43 years old.
The legendary theater composer announced the news on Saturday, saying his son had died earlier in the day in Basingstoke, England. On Thursday, Lloyd Webber posted on Instagram that Nick was checked into hospice after being diagnosed with pneumonia from his cancer.
“I am devastated to announce that my beloved eldest son Nick passed away at Basingstoke Hospital a few hours ago,” Lloyd Webber’s latest statement read. “His whole family is together and we are all completely lost. Thank you for all your thoughts during this difficult time.”
Nick Lloyd Webber is a musician and composer who received a 2022 Grammy Award nomination for producing the soundtrack album. Cinderella by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical opened in London’s West End and goes by the title Poor Cinderella On Broadway.
He scored in the BBC One series Love, Lies and ImpressionsIt is an adaptation of the classic book by author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry little prince. Nick has also composed music for director Gillies McKinnon’s 2021. Last busStarring Timothy Spall and Phyllis Logan.
Nick married viola player Polly Wiltshire in 2018.
Andrew Lloyd Webber released a statement earlier this month about his son’s illness, saying he would miss previews and the opening night of his new musical. Poor Cinderella, on Broadway. The concert opened on March 23.
The 75-year-old EGOT winner is best known for composing The Phantom of the Opera, which ends its Broadway run after 35 years. He has also scored theater hits like Cats, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar And Starlight Express.