The following has been received from Tony's sister:
Iím afraid I have to let you know some very sad news about my brother, Tony Duggan.
Thereís no easy way of telling you. Early on Wednesday morning he apparently suffered a massive cerebral bleed Ė a form of stroke or aneurism Ė and died at lunchtime today (Thursday 23rd).
As you can imagine, Iím absolutely devastated. We were very close, and had so much in common. There was no warning whatsoever, but thereís some comfort in hearing from the medics that he simply dropped from full consciousness into deep unconsciousness in the space of a couple of minutes.
Tony always spoke so warmly and so admiringly of you, and he greatly enjoyed writing and researching his reviews for music-web-international. Although Mahler remained his first love, as you know his tastes were wide, and latterly he had become deeply interested in opera.
I would be very grateful if you could pass the news to any of your colleagues and associates who would have known him.
Very many thanks, and all best wishes,
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Len Mullenger - Founder of MusicWeb