Edwin’s funeral will be held in the next few days. Please email info at edwinshirley.com if you were friends with Edwin and would like the details.
Instead of sending flowers please consider making a donation to the National Youth Theatre for a new bursary in Edwin’s name. This wonderful organisation was very close to Edwin’s heart. The money will be used to support young actors. Click here to donate.
We also suggest going to see one of the NYT’s plays this season, and raising a glass to Edwin in the bar afterwards.
If you knew Edwin just a little but would still like the chance to remember him, then please come to his memorial on May 19th. We will post a notice here as soon as we know the exact time and other details.
It is with a completely broken heart that I have to tell you that Edwin died yesterday, 16th April.
He had been suffering from cancer and undergoing a gruelling chemotherapy regime, but yesterday his body gave in. He died whilst undergoing a procedure to find out where he was having some internal bleeding, but during this he had a catastrophic bleed and his heart could not take it.
He loved his work and particularly all the great people we worked with.
I am writing to say that for now I intend to keep his company going if possible as that is what he would expect of me. He worked so hard even when he was feeling terrible with the chemotherapy as it was his reason for living. Even to the very end he was full of energy and talking about the next business plan. He was an extraordinary man and was loved by many.
In the next few days I will write and let everyone know what the arrangements are for Edwin’s funeral.
I wanted to thank you for all your support over the years. It meant a great deal to Edwin.