By Ron Howells • 15 September 2021 • 12:11
Father of man found dead in Michael Barrymore’s swimming pool dies aged 76. image: Twitter
Terry Lubbock, the father of Stuart Lubbock, the man found dead in Michael Barrymore’s swimming pool, has died at the age of 76.
THE campaigning dad of Stuart Lubbock has died without ever seeing justice for his son found dead in Michael Barrymore’s pool in 2001.
Gravely-ill Terry had battled relentlessly for 20-years, without success, in an attempt to bring tragic Stuart Lubbock’s killers to justice after he was sexually assaulted and left for dead at the Strike it Lucky star’s mansion amid a media frenzy.
According to staff, Mr Lubbock died this morning at 9.15 am at his care home, in Harlow, Essex.
“Terry will be greatly missed by me and so many others. He was a dedicated father and a true champion of justice in this country, even though he never got any establishment recognition. He dedicated his life to finding the truth doggedly staying focused. He always thought there was someone protecting the guilty. Thank you Terry Lubbock,” said Close pal and campaigner Harry Cicky.
However, his final hopes were dashed when the man, 50, reportedly from Cheshire, was released without any charges being brought against him.
A post-mortem examination on Stuart Lubbock showed that he had suffered severe internal injuries- suggesting he had been sexually assaulted. Alcohol, ecstasy, including cocaine, were all found in his bloodstream.
The coroner had recorded an open verdict for Mr Lubbock’s son but he wanted a fresh inquest.
Barrymore spoke out about Lubbock’s quest for justice and says it’s a “terribly sad situation. It’s a terribly sad situation for everybody,” said Barrymore, speaking to The Mirror.
Terry Lubbock, Stewart’s father, hired a top lawyer earlier this year to fight for answers over his son Stuart’s death after he was told he had ‘just months left to live’, in March.
Stuart was found unconscious in the swimming pool of a property in Roydon on March 31 2001. Despite attempts to save him he later died in hospital. The 31-year-old had been attending a party at the house with eight other people. A post-mortem examination found Stuart had suffered horrific anal injuries which are believed to be the result of a serious sexual assault prior to his death.”
Last year, 2020, emotional Michael Barrymore fought back tears on Good Morning Britain as he gave his first interview since the recent Channel 4 programme about the death of Stuart Lubbock was aired.
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Ron actually started his working career as an Ophthalmic Technician- things changed when, during a band rehearsal, his amplifier blew up and he couldn’t get it fixed so he took a course at Birmingham University and ended up doing a degree course. He built up a chain of electronics stores and sold them as a franchise over 35 years ago. After five years touring the world Ron decided to move to Spain with his wife and son, a place they had visited over the years, and only bought the villa they live in because it has a guitar-shaped swimming pool!.
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