The Daily Telegraph

Father of Barrymore pool victim ‘died sad’

- By Daily Telegraph Reporter

THE father of Stuart Lubbock, who was found dead in Michael Barrymore’s pool in 2001, has died without seeing justice for his son.

Terry Lubbock, who campaigned for two decades to find out the truth behind his son’s death, died aged 76, it was confirmed yesterday. The retired toolmaker, whose 31-year-old son died at the entertaine­r’s then home in Roydon, Essex, announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Harry Cichy, friend and publicist of Mr Lubbock, paid tribute to the “mildmanner­ed man with the heart of a lion” who had lived in Harlow. He added: “He’s died sad, because he’s died knowing people never knew the truth about what happened.”

A post-mortem examinatio­n showed that Mr Lubbock’s son had suffered severe internal injuries which suggested he had been sexually assaulted.

Alcohol, ecstasy and cocaine were found in his bloodstrea­m but a coroner recorded an open verdict. No one has ever been charged over his death.

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