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Andrew Lloyd Webber diagnosed with cancer...

FILE - In this file photo May 8, 2008, Britain's composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, receives the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award, at the Classical Brit Awards 2008, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. A spokeswoman for Andrew Lloyd Webber says Sunday Oct. 25, 2009, the composer has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer saying 'the condition is in its very early stages. Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year.'
(AP Photo/Nathan Strange) (The Spokesman-Review)
FILE - In this file photo May 8, 2008, Britain's composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, receives the Outstanding Achievement in Music Award, at the Classical Brit Awards 2008, held at the Royal Albert Hall in London. A spokeswoman for Andrew Lloyd Webber says Sunday Oct. 25, 2009, the composer has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer saying 'the condition is in its very early stages. Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year.' (AP Photo/Nathan Strange) (The Spokesman-Review)

Good morning, Netizens...


If you truly are an aficionado of music, not just a person who limits themselves to just one genre or another, the news late yesterday that Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer might hit you like a brick aside your head.


Well known around the world for such hits as "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat," "Jesus Christ Superstar," “Cats”, Phantom of the Opera”, and "Evita," has won seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. In 2006, he was awarded the Kennedy Center Honor. Lloyd Webber was knighted in 1992 and named to Britain's House of Lords in 1997.


According to his publicist, Webber is in the early stages of cancer and, as such, is likely to recover and return to work by years' end.


His latest creation, called “Love Never Dies”, a sequel to his musical “Phantom of the Opera”, is slated to begin on Broadway in the New Year.


Dave





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