Monday, October 13, 2008

Anthony Sings At Rob Guest Memorial

Hundreds pay tribute
Monday, October 13, 4:09pm AEDST.

Family, friends, colleagues and fans have gathered at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne this afternoon to say a final goodbye to musical theatre veteran Rob Guest at a public memorial.

Leading lady Marina Prior spoke of Guest as a "gentleman" who was a "constant friend". Christina Tan spoke of her time touring with Guest, while Wicked star Amanda Harrison broke down as she paid tribute to "her Wizard".

Anthony Callea performed, while a letter was read out from Andrew Lloyd Webber.

A special video tribute was played, which earned a mixture of laughs - particularly when it came to footage of Guest in his pop star days - and tears, as the theatre industry and general public alike remembered a wonderful entertainer.Guest died after suffering a massive stroke at his Melbourne home earlier this month. He was just 58.

- Troy Dodds

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