World famous Barrow-born tenor dies, aged 100
Barrow-born Thomas Round gained fame as a tenor with the D’Oyly Carte and Sadler’s Wells opera companies before being thrust into stardom when he performed for the Queen at the Royal Variety Performance.
He also gained enormous popularity with fans of Gilbert and Sullivan, starring in a movie about the partnership and various televised performances of their work.
The-father-of-one and husband to Alice, who died several years ago, lived in Bolton-le-Sands and died in his sleep on Sunday October 2.
He will be laid to rest in Lancaster on what would have been his 101st birthday.
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