Friendly Fires Trumpet Player Dies
The 27-year-old suffered a heart attack…
Trumpet player Friendly Fires’Glastonbury Festival. “On tour he was much envied for his ability to fall asleep at will however uncomfortable the bus, plane, car or train. RIP to an unbelievable musician and friend.”
His family described Richard as being in "peak physical condition" before his death. He had just completed the Great North swim for which he trained almost every day.
The musician was well known in jazz circles and had just released an album of his own, with his band Round Trip.