Obituary: Dr Kenneth Lewis


Dr Kenneth Lewis, 1929–2015

The LSO is sad to hear of the death of Dr Kenneth Lewis, MA (Oxon), BM BCH, honorary medical adviser to the LSO, who died on 19 May 2015 aged 86.

Dr Kenneth LewisDr Lewis, like his father before him, was in general medical practice in Hampstead and Central London for more than 45 years. His distinguished medical career encompassed involvement with many illustrious organisations, fostering interest in medicine in the arts. He was a member of the founding committee of BAPAM, and personally involved with the Musicians Benevolent Fund.

But as a keen musician himself, his proudest professional connection and that which gave him the most joy was as honorary medical adviser to the LSO. He and his wife Anne enjoyed many invitations to concerts and visits backstage afterwards. He was a man of great compassion and kindness, always interested in the lives and concerns of others and taking endless care to help and support where he could beyond personal gain.

His passing will be greatly mourned not only by his close family and friends but by all those who knew or came into contact with him. Our deepest sympathies are with Dr Lewis' friends and family at this time.