No, he’s still here.
For those, like me who have a tinge of affection for the Convention that is Fairport, even if the current has little appeal, I enclose a link to the webpage of Maartin Allcock, whose tenure with the band, from 80s revival of the brand to, what, 10 -15 years ago, gave a much missed balls to the old codgers, as well as to the Tull that was Jethro.
I happened on a review of this years Cropredy and it seems he is not long for this world, a bummer as I enjoyed chatting with him briefly at the bar last year, alerting him to an absence of his most recent record at the CD stall, upon which he nipped to his car and remedied, and signed then a copy for me. A decent seeming bloke.
The clip I found on the youtube, Maart being the fella in a leather jacket, on electric guitar, centre stage, to the side of Simon Nicol. Ramshackle performance of course, but, that song, always the closer, is always so, and is a come all ye of all the performers still present. Let’s hope Maarts cancer is like Wilko’s.