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Jazz musician Terry Lightfoot dies

Terry Lightfoot performing at the Mundesley Jazz Festival in Norfolk in 2010 Credit: ojaymedia

The Jazz musician and Band Leader Terry Lightfoot has died at the age of 77.

He had been suffering from Prostate Cancer and passed away on Friday 15th March 2013.

For the past 5 years the Jazz musician and his wife Iris had been living in Olney in Buckinhamshire, near Milton Keynes.

Terry Lightfoot was born in Potters Bar in Hertfordshire and enjoyed a successful musical career.

He performed with numerous well known musicians, including trumpeter Kenny Ball, who also died this month.

Terry Lightfoot performing with his daughter Melinda at The Stables Theatre in Milton Keynes 2011 Credit: ojaymedia

In the 1960s, he appeared on the Morcambe and Wise Show and was the resident Band on Des O’Connor’s first Television Series.

Apart from a spell as the Landlord of the Three Horseshoes Pub in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, Terry Lightfoot toured until the summer of 2012.

He is survived by wife Iris, and daughters Michele and Melinda.

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