He was a staunch supporter of the Save Earl's Court campaign from its start in 2012 until his death. He was a true inspiration, he encouraged us, attended our events and took part in some of our protests. He was very generous with his creativity and helped us fundraise by designing our campaign badges and a special, limited edition poster.
He gave his support to our Earl’s Court Fringe Film Night launch in 2016 which was an alternative event to the developer funded local film festival. Our fringe film night went online for the first time in 2020 and Duggie created a digital introduction to this event for us. He said at the time, “It is always good to have an alternative point of view to the ‘official’ point of view.”
Duggie is primarily known for his art, but he also loved music and made several music videos for his own compositions. He was a featured artist on Etienne Daho’s Les Filles du Canyon and he performed this track with Etienne live at Olympia Paris in 2018 and at Electric Brixton in 2019.
Duggie will be laid to rest in the beautiful Brompton Cemetery in Earl’s Court. Duggie loved walking there.
In recent years, Duggie supported the creation of “the world’s greenest venue” on the site of the former Exhibition Centres. We will continue our efforts to make this a reality, encouraged by his example.
Words cannot express our sadness. Our thoughts are with his family and his many friends.
RIP Duggie. Forever in our hearts.