Accomplished composer and beloved ‘James Bond character’ dies aged 93

Antony Hopkins

Antony Hopkins

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A highly distinguished composer and radio broadcaster who was educated at Berkhamsted School after being adopted by one of its housemasters has died aged 93.

Antony Hopkins, who took his surname from the school’s Major Tom Hopkins after his father’s death left his mother with four small children and no money to educate them, became a household name across all spectrums of the music industry, including theatre, radio and cinema, across many decades.

His wife of two years Beatrix explained that although he suffered a stroke in his 70s, his health had deteriorated in the months since September last year. Despite recent hospital stays with heart and renal problems, he died in his home bought by Major Tom back in 1930.


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