Discussion in 'DigiKeep Community' started by Jackie, Jan 22, 2018.
Really sad to see the news about Lew today. He was a lovely man.
Yes very sad news. RIP Lew
Lorri & Roger xx
Sad to see such a friendly man pass on.
Thank you for passing on the news. I hadn't spotted it and I only went off and read about what happened after your message here last night.
Reading about what has been happening to Lew in recent times in this item seems very sad. There is info on that here: http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2018/01/22/38940/brush_strokess_barman_dies
The BBC announcement is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42775406
It is so sad that nobody got in touch about Lew and where he was and so on.
Earlier comment: As we've not heard directly about Lew's death on Saturday there must be a good chance that we won't get information on the funeral either. I for one would have liked to attend. It sounds like it may be in Edinburgh.
Later comment: I was wrong! I don't look at Facebook much but when I just did I saw a message from early Monday from Anna telling me of Lew's death and where it happened and when and so on. We've now discussed things a fair bit. I am very grateful to Anna for getting in touch like that.
Anna was wondering when Lew first got involved in this little group... I can't see Lew in the very early photos we have but I know I attended a Brush Strokes filming and that ended in 1991 so it had to be before that. I can also see the TheNet episode that had Lew and me in it and so on, and that is 90's. If anyone has a better memory than me or can tie down any dates when Lew did things with us please say.
It has been a long time since I have had to add anyone to our Obituary section here. I will be doing that as soon as I have full info to put into it.
A couple of past Christmas images/memories of Lew having a good time with others here...
One from the days of Elmo...
Just seen this sad news today.
Lew was a great guy to know and we will all miss him.
Just read this, so sad, a very funny man, RIP
..the news on this seems to get worse and worse, if that's possible. I was holding off doing an entry in our Obituary section here as I was told by Anna that a post-mortem was to be carried out, and that of course might possibly alter what I would want to say.
Now all the major papers seem to have this story: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5320921/Family-claims-Howard-Lew-Lewis-killed-NHS.html
I think it was the Sun said that his daughter was going to take legal action of the NHS some thing about the NHS had changed his medication, how true that is as it was in the SUN who seem to be good at printing false news.
That news looks awful - I really hope that this turns out not to be true.
Reading the Daily Mail link that Steve mentioned there is some truth.
That's very sad news. RIP Lew.
I've had a quick look through some old photo albums and the earliest photos I've found are from a meet at Easter 1993, one with Cliff and Walter, and one with Terry.
Here is the item from the Daily Mail on Sunday, the 28th of January 2018 edition. This clipping is in the media area too.
This is very sad news. RIP Lew.
Extremely sad, the few moments I spend with him, he made me laugh a lot. Whenever I say some thing , he try to convert it in a funny way of replying. That makes him stand out in the group.
He had a good life in the sense that he was able to make others laugh a lot which is not possible for majority of us. We and many will miss him.
For those watching the story surrounding Lew's death develop there seems to be more material underneath one of the clips I pointed to earlier:
The person who comments mentions a Facebook page, that seems to probably be the one here: https://www.facebook.com/515447905 If that doesn't work for you then the name of Lew's step daughter with the Facebook page is Debora Milazzo from Edinburgh as you've probably seen in some of the reports, and searching may find it.
I have lots of great memories of Lew and I think I will concentrate on remembering those and celebrating what a great guy he was.
The controversy about the NHS treatment involved and so on will come to some sort of conclusion in time I guess. Just about every national newspaper seems to have had a piece about Lew's death and the turmoil that seems to surround it.
All the best,
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