Son of Andrew Lloyd Webber, famed composer, dies at 43

Andrew Lloyd Webber with his wife Madeleine Lloyd Webber and son Nicholas Lloyd Webber with guest attend the "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" first night after party on July 17th, 2007 in London. (Photo by Nick Harvey/WireImage)

Nicholas Lloyd Webber, the Grammy-nominated composer, record producer and eldest son of Andrew Lloyd Webber, died Saturday in England after a protracted battle with gastric cancer and pneumonia. He was 43.

"His whole family is gathered together and we are all totally bereft," the 75-year-old Webber said in a statement emailed by a representative. "Thank you for all your thoughts during this difficult time."

Nicholas died at a hospital in the south-central English town of Basingstoke, his father said. Webber, the famed composer, missed the Broadway opening Thursday of his "Bad Cinderella" to be at his son's side with other loved ones.

Nicholas is best known for his work on the BBC One’s "Love, Lies and Records," which was based on the book "The Little Prince." He also worked on his father’s 2021 "Cinderella," earning a Grammy nod for best musical theater album.


Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, wife Sarah Brightman, daughter Imogen Webber and son Nicholas Webber attending the opening of "Prospects of Love" on March 31, 1990 at the Broadhurst Theater in New York City, New York. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Ga

Nicholas is Webber's son with his first wife, Sarah Hugill, also the mother of his older sister, Imogen. The senior Webber has four other children.