Stuart Henry (DJ)

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Stuart Henry
Born(1942-02-24)24 February 1942
Died24 November 1995(1995-11-24) (aged 53)

Stuart Henry (24 February 1942 – 24 November 1995) was a Scottish disc jockey on pirate radio station Radio Scotland, then BBC Radio 1 from its start in 1967. Between 1967 and 1969 he was one of the regular presenters of BBC's Top of the Pops. He left the BBC in 1974 to join Radio Luxembourg.[1]

Henry also worked as an actor, including appearances in Dr. Finlay's Casebook and Z-Cars, and films such as the 1970 musical Toomorrow.[2][3]

Henry married Ollie, a former model, in 1976. He suffered for many years with multiple sclerosis and he worked through his illness until he became too ill to broadcast, being assisted on air during his later years by Ollie, the illness accounting for his later distinctive rather halting speech delivery. Ollie dedicated the remaining years of their married life to providing round-the-clock care for Henry.[1]

On 2 December 2004 he was posthumously inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame, honouring his outstanding contribution to UK radio.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chris Welch (28 November 1995). "OBITUARY: Stuart Henry | People | News". The Independent. Retrieved 27 October 2015.
  2. ^ https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0378010/#actor
  3. ^ https://www.videodetective.com/person/stuart-henry-5146223

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