Kit Hesketh-Harvey Death, Life, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Net Worth. Kit Hesketh-Harvey, a composer, screenwriter and musician, has died unexpectedly at the age of 65.
According to her agency, Kit Hesketh-Harvey died suddenly and peacefully while listening to Radio 3 and preparing for the Kit & McConnell broadcast.
We are very saddened to hear of the passing of Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Radio 4’s ‘Just a Minute’ and one of our regular acts @CrazyCoqs as a half @kitandmcconnel Since we first opened.
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— Brasserie Zédel (@BrasserieZedel) February 1, 2023
He is the brother of Sarah Sands, a journalist and former Evening Standard editor. Her death is a double blow to the family as they continue to search for her ex-husband, British actor Julian Sands, who went missing while hiking in Southern California two weeks ago.
Sarah said, “Kid was dazzling – clever, original, funny, kind. When I last saw him, he was busy mapping pilgrimage routes across Norfolk; there was always the next adventure, the next joke. He gave and gave.
Armonico shared a statement about the passing of the Consort Kit, which reads,
“We are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Kid Hesketh Harvey, the genius behind our opera librettos, from Mozart’s ‘Magic Flute’ to the insane ‘Monteverdi’s Flying Circus’. He was a joy to work with, very generous with his time and an inspiration to us as a young company. Thank you Kid for all you have given and will continue to give.”
How did Kit Hesketh-Harvey die?
The versatile artist who delighted King Charles is no more. Kidd died suddenly on February 1, 2023 at the age of 65.
Kidd had a long and successful career that included writing the screenplay for the 1987 film Morris, directed by James Ivory.
He also played a young Hugh Grant in one of his earliest film appearances.
“We are devastated to learn today of the death of a long-time PBJ executive friend and client, Kit Hesketh-Harvey,” his agent said in a statement.
“A client for over three decades, Kitt was a uniquely talented and brilliant artist, writer, composer, wit, singer, actor, entertainer of all kinds and above all, a devoted father. [Agency co-founder Peter Bennett-Jones] “First got to know the kind, intelligent Kit at university and toured the UK and US with him in The Comedy of Errors in 1978,” said a representative of his agency.
Who is Kit Hesketh-Harvey?
Hesketh-Harvey is best known for his work on television shows such as The Vicar of Dibley. He is married to actor Katie Rabbett, a founding member of the dance troupe Hot Gossip. She was Prince Andrew’s previous girlfriend, until their recent, acrimonious divorce.
Kit Hesketh-Harvey Early Life
Hesketh-Harvey was brought up in Malawi by an overseas office family and attended Tunbridge School in Kent after graduating as senior choirmaster at Canterbury Cathedral.
He attended Clare College, Cambridge on a choir scholarship, where he also participated in the Footlights theater group to study English literature.
Career of Kit Hesketh-Harvey
Kidd worked for six years as a staff producer for BBC-TV, Music and Arts. He later left that job to focus on the screenplay for Maurice of Merchant Ivory.
He studied under Stephen Sondheim while a visiting professor at Oxford University, an American musical theater icon.
Later, he worked with Richard Curtis in Don French’s critically acclaimed BBC comedy series The Vicar of Dibley.
He founded the cabaret double-act Kid and The Widow with pianist Richard Sisson, who was also a member of the Footlights, in a collaboration that lasted 30 years before ending in 2012.
Kit Hesketh-Harvey’s wife
In 1986, Kit Hesketh-Harvey married actress/academic Catherine Rabbett; They had two children, Augusta and Rollo. His sister Sarah Sands is a former editor of the London Evening Standard and BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. He lived in Norfolk and Cornwall.
Kit Hesketh-Harvey Net Worth
Kit Hesketh-Harvey had a net worth of $5 million before her death.