Following the sudden and very sad death of Leslie McKeown his wife Keiko and son Jubei were asked by people all over the world what they could do. Instead of flowers they preferred people make a donation in Leslie’s name to a charity. They chose Music Support UK who provide help and support for those in or employed by the UK music industry affected by mental ill-health and or addiction.

Jubei said, “When we were looking for a charity, Music Support UK met the criteria for what we were looking for.  What they do resonated with me and I wish that my Dad had that kind of support. We want to give other musicians who are struggling a chance.  They now have somewhere to turn.”

Keiko said, “Many people have enjoyed his music for a long time.  He is always with you and teenage memories with his music live on.”

We would like to thank all of the people who have already donated in Leslie’s memory to Music Support UK.

Eric Mtungwazi, MD at Music Support said, “We are very sad to hear about the recent passing of Leslie McKeown.  Our hearts and thoughts are very much with Keiko, Jubei, and friends during this very difficult time.   Music Support is very grateful for the family’s request.  We hope that your considerate tribute will provide some comfort to all and a fitting legacy in memory of Les.”

Note: At the time of posting this message, £5,742.60 has been donated by 149 individuals in memory of Leslie McKeown. All proceed go to Music Support, registered charity that helps UK music industry workers affected by mental ill health and/or addiction.   

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Thank you for your support.