Tributes to ‘full of fun’ and ‘warm’ Peter Stringfellow
The King of Clubs has died of cancer.
Stars of the showbiz world have shared their memories of Peter Stringfellow as they paid tribute following the nightclub owner’s death at 77.
BBC Radio presenter Tony Blackburn tweeted a tribute, calling Stringfellow a “terrific guy who lived life to the full” who was “a wonderful person to be with”.
Blackburn added: “He was always full of fun and to me was a big part of he 60’s and 70’s. R.I.P. Peter x.”
So sorry to hear that Peter Stringfellow has died at the age of 77.He was a terrific guy who lived life to the full and was a wonderful person to be with.He was always full of fun and to me was a big part of he 60's and 70's .R.I.P. Peter x— Tony Blackburn (@tonyblackburn) June 7, 2018
Comedy actress Su Pollard, who knew Stringfellow and had worked with him, told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “He was a fantastic role model for other entrepreneurs.
“When he was in the room – for a start, I used to think he was so handsome, I love men with long hair – he was lovely.
“I liked him because he was always warm, he could have probably been in showbiz in another area, but he chose to be an entrepreneur.”
Pollard added: “You miss people that are large, and are givers. He gave of himself such a lot. He was a great person to be around, I feel for his family.”
RIP Peter Stringfellow, I met this man a few times over the years. A great guy & king of the discos. My thoughts are with his family 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/5P1cUaSbRg— Frank Bruno MBE (@frankbrunoboxer) June 7, 2018
Former boxing champion Frank Bruno was among those to pay tribute to Stringfellow.
He tweeted: “I met this man a few times over the years. A great guy & king of the discos. My thoughts are with his family.”
RIP Peter Stringfellow , so many amazing memories I have with this man , from when I first came to UK and he took care of me for years in his club to staying with him and his family in Spain . Rest in peace friend, my thoughts r with ur family . No doubt a legacy will live on .— Calum Best Official (@CalumBest) June 7, 2018
TV personality Calum Best tweeted that he has “so many amazing memories” with the club magnate, adding: “From when I first came to UK and he took care of me for years in his club to staying with him and his family in Spain.
“Rest in peace friend, my thoughts r with ur family. No doubt a legacy will live on.”
Comic Rufus Hound wrote: “RIP Peter Stringfellow. You’re with the angels now. So no change there.
RIP Peter Stringfellow. You're with the angels now. So no change there.— Rufus Hound 🌨 (@RufusHound) June 7, 2018
Former rugby player Brian Moore said that Stringfellow was “very good company” after having spoken with him at a Cambridge Union debate some time ago.
RIP Peter Stringfellow - spoke at a Cambridge Union debate with him once; he was very good company.— Brian Moore (@brianmoore666) June 7, 2018
Stringfellow died in the early hours of Thursday morning after spending time in hospital following a secret battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife Bella and his four children.