Chris Rider Death: Obituary – It is sad to announce the death of Chris Rider who suddenly passed away last month.
Paul. R wrote this; “He has been part of our charity from the very start and was well-loved both for his gentle friendship and crazy sense of humour.”
Daniel wrote a poem following the death of Chris Rider,
“Chris, we remember you
Bursting into my hotel room after the night walk to pick me up for breakfast
Your love of music and your drumming
We will always remember you
And Heavenly Father we thank you for the life of Chris because he was special to everyone who knew him.”
Marie – Gig Buddy paid a tribute to Chris saying: “Chris used to love Gospeloke at the Komedia, once Chris got up and sang Uptown Funk (can you get a more difficult song?) with a gospel choir whilst I cowered in the corner hoping he would not try and get me on stage!”
“I did get to visit Chris during lockdown 2020 in his garden around his birthday and we had managed to meet up in Hove park a few times and played frisbee. On one summers day, he turned up in a turkey hat!”
“Chris had a great sense of humour, he liked to tease gently. He loved animals. He had lots of ambitions to get his own place and develop his career.”
Annie wrote: “Chris was such a wonderful, kind and gentleman and I am so pleased to have met him. He also had a great sense of humour- I remember when I told him my fear of spiders and so imagine my reaction when a few hours later I opened up a message from him and there was a photo of a giant tarantula covering the screen…!”
“He will be truly missed by everyone and sending lots of love to all that knew him.”
“Daniel’s beautiful poem captures so much of what I remember of Chris and how important he was to Gig Buddies and Stay Up Late all I want to add is how special it was being part of the planting which was such a lovely way of celebrating Chris’s life and what he meant to us all,” said Darren.