It was with considerable shock when I learned yesterday that Kevin had died. He was in his early forties. Kevin was my deputy editor for some years, adding photos to reviews and tweeting their links. He was an enthusiastic balletomane (I left him to edit Gerald Dowler’s dance reviews) as well as a keen opera-goer, and outside of music he taught Chemistry (the Borodin connection) at the City of London School for Boys where he was also Head of Careers.
Kevin will be much missed. I send condolences to his family, friends, and partner Philip.
Chris Caspell, co-founder & managing director of Classical Source, has penned the following tribute: https://www.classicalsource.com/the-classical-source-mourns-the-death-of-one-of-its-own/
Like many other followers of this site, I did not know Kevin personally, but was aware of course of the results of his contributions to CS. To die at such a young age is indeed tragic, and I send deep condolences to his family and those friends and colleagues who knew and worked with him.
I can only echo Bob’s sentiments – I am sorry. He was far too young to die.
This is so very sad. He was such a knowledgeable, charming and affable man and always great company in a pub after a great opera, concert or ballet. RIP my friend
How very sad. I too knew Kevin only electronicall, but his unfussy yet businesslike editorialship must have been a great help to you Colin – especially when your spell of ill health left him temporarily in charge.
I wonder if he was responsible for any musical events at the school. The large hall there has a superb acoustic. Being both young and knowledgeable is rare in musical journalism which makes his loss all the more regrettable.
So sorry to hear about the death of Kevin. He always seemed to be one of the good guys. I send my condolences to all his family and friends.
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Kevin’s passing. As Classical Source’s New York coordinator I enjoyed working with Kevin (via email) for over a decade, and have fond memories of our sharing drinks when he visited New York and in London when I visited there. My condolences to all those who were near and dear to him.
I was shocked to learn from one of Kevin’s school colleagues that he had passed away. I knew him through school activities but we had only met twice. I knew he was a great Wagner fan and had invited him to attend Die Walküre with me in May.
Kevin seemed such a decent and fine person to me.
Dapper too, with his characteristic bow tie.
I extend my deepest condolences to his family and friends.