Duran Duran and Blur tour director killed in road accident with partner

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Tributes were paid to former tour director Duran Duran and his “handsome” partner after they were both killed in a car crash at their home following his chemotherapy treatment.

Craig Duffy and Sue Parmiter were driving their VW Golf on a coastal road near Minehead, Somerset, when they were involved in the fatal collision with a Mitsubishi 4×4.

Paramedics and police rushed to the scene where the couple were both pronounced dead.

The driver of the Mitsubishi was rushed to hospital with serious injuries.

Tributes were paid to former Duran Duran tour director Craig Duffy and his “beautiful” partner Sue Parmiter after they were both killed in a car crash at their home following his death. chemotherapy treatment. Pictured: Craig (left) with Duran Duran singer Simon Le Bon (top right)

Craig and Sue were only two miles from their home in Allerford, Somerset, when they were killed.

They were returning home after Craig’s chemotherapy treatment.

Somewhat a touring legend, the father of two had worked with bands such as Duran Duran, Gorillaz and Blur during an extremely successful career.

He also had a 22-year working relationship with Blur frontman Damon Albarn.

Several groups paid tribute to the tour director yesterday, with Right Said Fred tweeting: “Extremely shocked and saddened to learn that Craig Duffy and his partner Sue died in a car crash yesterday.

Somewhat a touring legend, the father-of-two had worked with bands such as Duran Duran, Gorillaz and Blur over an extremely successful career.

Somewhat a touring legend, the father-of-two had worked with bands such as Duran Duran, Gorillaz and Blur over an extremely successful career.

“Craig was our tour manager in the 90s, we rarely agreed on anything but we kept in touch and remained friends. He was a great guy and a great MT. Rest in peace.’

An article in The Damned read: ‘RIP Craig Duffy. I first met Craig around 1976 when he was just a child working for John Curd. He was and remained passionate about music, always had a smile and an anecdote to share.

“Over the years he has become a much-deserved manager of the league with whom from time to time we have worked, as he indeed seemed to have worked with so many artists from all musical genres over the course of a year. long and successful career.

“A huge part of history is gone with his passing and he will be sadly missed. My deepest condolences go out to his family at this most tragic time.

Craig’s partner, Sue, had worked at the Queen Hotel in Portsmouth.

Colleagues at the hotel said yesterday: “She was a beautiful, caring, always caring and helpful person.

“Truly beautiful inside and out, with the most magnificent laugh. Her creativity will live on forever throughout the hotel and she will never cease to be missed. ‘

Craig's partner, Sue, had worked at the Queen Hotel in Portsmouth.  Colleagues have described it as

Craig’s partner, Sue, had worked at the Queen Hotel in Portsmouth. Colleagues have described her as “a beautiful, caring, always caring and helpful person”

Nick Courtney, of Book.Events, said: “RIP Craig Duffy who has worked tirelessly behind the scenes in the music industry with most of the legendary bands I loved growing up and RIP Sue Parmiter, a beautiful soul who would always take the time to stop and chat whenever we passed each other.

“You will be missed very much. Our hearts go out to all your family and friends, it was a pleasure to know you both.

Entec Sound and Light said, “All of us at Entec are absolutely devastated to learn of the tragic loss of one of our closest friends and one of the Entec family of many years.

“Craig Duffy and his partner Sue were tragically killed in a car crash on their way home from their chemotherapy treatment.

Craig and Sue were only two miles from their home in Allerford, Somerset, when they were killed.

Craig and Sue were only two miles from their home in Allerford, Somerset, when they were killed.

“Our industry won’t be the same without Craig. Our condolences go out to her boys Matthew and Marcus and to the rest of her and Sue’s family.

Avon and Somerset Police said they were appealing for witnesses with dashcam footage of the collision on the A39 road between Minehead and Porlock.

A spokesperson said: “The collision, between a VW Golf and a Shogun, occurred shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Friday near Tivington.

“Emergency teams were called to the scene, but unfortunately two people in the Golf, a man and a woman, were declared dead at the scene.

“A man, who was in the shogun, was taken to hospital with serious injuries.”

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