The music industry in both the UK and USA was in mourning today after the death this morning of a Harrogate man who made himself a music legend over the course of 50 years of success at home and abroad.
Born in Harrogate on December 19, 1944 to a well-known musical family, Stuart Colman was a musician, record producer, broadcaster who excelled at the very top of the musical tree internationally.
A close family friend issued a simple statement today on the behalf of Stuart's family to mark his sad passing.
It says: "Stuart Coleman, aged 73, has died after a long battle with cancer in a Sue Ryder hospice outside Cheltenham. He lived in the Cotswolds and was active in the music industry until the end. He leaves a wife, son and two daughters."
A full tribute to Stuart by the Harrogate Advertiser appears elsewhere on this website.