Prince Charles 'saddened' by Sir John Tavener's death

"The Prince of Wales was saddened to hear of the death of John Tavener," a Clarence House spokesman said.

The celebrated contemporary composer has died at the age of 69.

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Composer Sir John Tavener dies

One of Britain's most celebrated contemporary composers, Sir John Tavener, has died at the age of 69, his music publisher has announced. A Clarence House spokesman said the Prince of Wales was saddened to hear of his death.